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amebic

 [ah-me´bik]
pertaining to, caused by, or of the nature of, an ameba.
amebic dysentery a form of dysentery caused by Entamoeba histolytica and spread by contaminated food, water, and flies; it was formerly thought to be a purely tropical disease, but it is now known that many cases occur throughout the United States. It is usually less acute and virulent than bacillary dysentery, but it frequently becomes chronic. Symptoms are diarrhea, fatigue, and intestinal bleeding. Complications include involvement of the liver, liver abscess, and pulmonary abscess. For treatment several drugs are available, for example, emetine hydrochloride and chloroquine, which may be used singly or in combination. Called also intestinal amebiasis.

a·me·bic

(ă-mē'bik),
Relating to, resembling, or caused by amebas.

amebic

/ame·bic/ (ah-me´bik) pertaining to or of the nature of an ameba.

amebic

See ameba.

amebic

adjective Pertaining to
1. Amebiasis, see there.
2. Amoeba, see there.

a·me·bic

(ă-mē'bik)
Relating to, resembling, or caused by amebas.

amebic

pertaining to, caused by, or of the nature of, an ameba.

amebic dysentery
an acute amebic dysentery of humans caused by Entamoeba histolytica which rarely occurs spontaneously in dogs and cats. A similar disease of reptiles and amphibians is caused by E. invadens and E. ranarum.
amebic gill disease
caused by Paramoeba spp.; important disease in sea-caged salmonids; manifested by lethargy, flared opercula, rapid death; encouraged by high temperatures.
amebic granulomatosis
world-wide disease of goldfish; cause not definitely known; characterized by white nodules on the skin, visceral granulomata and ascites.
amebic meningoencephalitis
caused by Naegleria fowleri and is restricted in occurrence to humans.
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Primary amebic meningoencephalitis deaths associated with sinus irrigation using contaminated tap water.
In addition, the company said Impavido has received orphan drug designation in treating Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis (PAM), the brain infection caused by the water-born amoeba Naegleria fowleri and Acanthamoeba Keratitis, and is the first Rx product launched in the US.
In general, amebic pleural effusions should be aspirated.
Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis caused by Naegleria fowleri, Karachi, Pakistan.
A total of 56 (91%) patients had pyogenic liver abscess, whereas 11 (9%) patients had amebic liver abscess.
Balamuthia mandrillaris is another opportunistic, free-living ameba that, like Acanthamoeba, can cause chronic skin lesions and granulomatous amebic encephalitis (GAE) in individuals with either compromised or competent immune systems.
tuberculosis, histoplasmosis, brucellosis, schistosomiasis, hydatid cyst, cytomegalovirus, toxoplasmosis, Pneumocystis carinii infection, chronic amebic or pyogenic abscess, and chronic granulomatous disease of childhood.
Assessing the risk of primary amebic meningoencephalitis from swimming in the presence of environmental Naegleria fowleri.
These laboratory findings together with clinical manifestations such as high-grade fever and toxic state have been described usually with amebic liver abscess, the commonest form of invasive amebiasis, (1,25,26) and rarely with severe amebic colitis in young children when the colon was found to be necrotic with several perforations leading to peritonitis.
Epidemiology of amebiasis in a region of high incidence of amebic liver abscess in central Vietnam.
1093/cid/cis626) Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis Deaths Associated With Sinus Irrigation Using Contaminated Tap Water.