amebiasis cutis


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amebiasis

 [am″e-bi´ah-sis]
infection with amebae, especially Entamoeba histolytica. See illustration.
Generalized life cycle of intestinal amebae. From Mahon and Manuselis, 2000.
amebiasis cu´tis cutaneous manifestation of amebiasis usually manifested as painful ulcers with distinct undermined borders surrounded by erythematous rims, principally seen in patients with active intestinal or hepatic disease.
intestinal amebiasis amebic dysentery.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

a·me·bi·a·sis cu·'tis

cutaneous amebiasis, usually appearing as an extension of underlying infection (for example, perianal or at a colostomy site or over a liver abscess).
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