Entamoeba polecki


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Related to Entamoeba polecki: Entamoeba dispar, Entamoeba gingivalis, Entamoeba coli, Entamoeba histolytica

Entamoeba polecki

a species of ameba commonly found in the intestines of pigs; also parasitizes monkeys, cattle, goats, sheep and dogs; also found in humans, where it does not produce symptoms; clinical importance lies in the possibility of confusing the organism with Entamoeba histolytica.

Ent·a·moe·ba po·lec·ki

(ent'ă-mē'bă pō'lek-ī)
A species of ameba commonly found in the intestines of pigs; also parasitizes monkeys, cattle, goats, sheep, and dogs; also found in humans, where it does not produce symptoms; clinical importance lies in the possibility of confusing the organism with E. histolytica.

Entamoeba polecki

A species that is transmitted to humans primarily by contact with pigs. It inhabits the human colon.
See also: Entamoeba