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Entamoeba

 [en″tah-me´bah]
a genus of amebas parasitic in invertebrates and vertebrates, including humans. E. co´li and E. gingiva´lis are nonpathogenic forms found in the human intestine and mouth. E. histoly´tica causes amebic dysentery and liver abscesses.

Entamoeba

(ent'ă-mē'bă),
A genus of ameba parasitic in the oral cavity, cecum, and large bowel of humans and other primates and in many domestic and wild mammals and birds; with the exception of Entamoeba histolytica, members of the genus appear to be relatively harmless inhabitants of the host.
[G. entos, within + amoibē, change]

entamoeba

(ĕn′tə-mē′bə)
n. pl. entamoe·bas or entamoe·bae (-bē)
Any of several parasitic amoebas of the genus Entamoeba, especially E. histolytica, causing dysentery and ulceration of the colon and liver.

Ent·a·moe·ba

(ent'ă-mē'bă)
A genus of ameba parasitic in the oral cavity, cecum, and large bowel of humans and other primates and in many domestic and wild mammals and birds; with the exception of E. histolytica, members of the genus appear to be relatively harmless inhabitants of the host. usage note Often spelled incorrectly as Entameba.
[G. entos, within + amoibē, change]

Entamoeba

a group at one time considered to be a genus of Protozoa. Members of this group are, in more modern classifications, given kingdom-equivalent status. See CLASSIFICATION. Most forms are parasites/ commensals, but one, E. mashkovskii, is free-living on sewage.
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In other wild anurans, amebas (including Entamoeba spp.) sometimes are evident cytologically in the intestine (9) but have never been linked to disease.
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Harkness, "Laboratory diagnostic techniques for Entamoeba species," Clinical Microbiology Reviews, vol.
Boldo-Leen et al., "Detection and differentiation of Entamoeba histolytica and Entamoeba dispar in clinical samples through PCR-denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis," Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, vol.
They are more vulnerable perhaps due to the large infective dose of Entamoeba histolytica and other bacterial pathogens ingested with the unhygienically brewed beverage.
Entamoeba histolytica is an invasive enteric protozoan [1, 2, 10].
Petri Jr., "Rapid diagnosis of Entamoeba infection by using Entamoeba and Entamoeba histolytica stool antigen detection kits," Journal of Clinical Microbiology, vol.
Alem disso, acredita- se tambem que 200 e 500 milhoes de individuos, respectivamente, alberguem Giardia lamblia e Entamoeba histolytica (BAPTISTA et al., 2006; FONSECA; PENUELA; BOTERO, 2009; LODO et al., 2010; WHO, 2005).
Giardia lamblia infection was the most common infection constituting ("=5, 27.7%), followed by Ancylostoma duodenale (n=4, 22.2%), fertilized egg of Ascaris lumbricoides (n=3, 16.6%), Entamoeba histolytica/ dispar (n=2, 11.1%) with Hymenolepis nana, and Taenia species one each (5.5%) (Table 1).