Entamoeba histolytica

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Ent·a·moe·ba his·to·ly't·i·ca

a species of ameba that is the only distinct pathogen of the genus, the so-called "large race" of Entamoeba histolytica, causing tropical or amebic dysentery in humans and also in dogs (humans are the reservoir for canine infections). In humans, the organism may penetrate the epithelial tissues of the colon, causing ulceration (amebic dysentery); in a small proportion of these cases, the organism may reach the liver by the portal bloodstream and produce abscesses (hepatic amebiasis); in a fraction of these cases it may then spread to other organs, such as the lungs, brain, kidney, or skin and frequently be fatal.
See also: Entamoeba dispar.
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Entamoeba histolytica

Parasitology A protozoan that normally resides in the large intestine and may, under abnormal conditions, become pathogenic, enter the mucosa, producing flask-like ulcers and amebic dysentery; it may seed to other organs–eg, lungs, brain etc. Cf Entamoeba polecki.
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Ent·a·moe·ba his·to·lyt·I·ca

(ent'ă-mē'bă his-tō-lit'i-kă)
Species of ameba that is the only distinct pathogen in the species; causes amebic dysentery.
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For parasites, Entamoeba histolytica was updated to Entamoeba histolytica/dispar because, although dispar is not pathogenic, the two agents cannot be differentiated using direct microscopy or by most antigen-detection tests [25-27].
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).
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The Tri-Combo Parasite Screen test provides a complete analysis for Giardia, Cryptosporidium, and Entamoeba histolytica, the three most common intestinal protozoan parasites.
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