Noninvasive infection (symptoms often nonspecific)
Invasive infection (amebic colitis; amebic dysentery)
Gradual onset of bloody diarrhea
Oral antiparasitic medications as initial outpatient treatment option
Avoid antidiarrheal medications.
Fulminant colitis with hypovolemia or complicated liver abscess requires inpatient manage...
Global Burden of Disease Study 2013 Mortality and Causes of Death Collaborators. Global, regional, and national age-sex specific all-cause and cause-specific mortality for 240 cause...
A06.9 Amebiasis, unspecified
A06.0 Acute amebic dysentery
A06.4 Amebic liver abscess
A06.3 Ameboma of intestine
A06.7 Cutaneous amebiasis
A06.6 Amebic brain abscess
A06.5 Amebic lung abscess
Most E. histolytica infections are asymptomatic. Treat with luminal agents to eradicate infection and prevent shedding of cysts.
Nonpathogenic strains of Entamoeba species do not requir...
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Amebic colitis and its complications. Amebiasis results from the ingestion of food or water contaminated with amebic cysts. In the colon, the amebae penetrate the mucosa and produce flask-shaped ulcers of the mucosa and submucosa. The organisms may invade submucosal venules, thereby disseminating the infection to the liver and other organs. The liver abscess can expand to involve adjacent structures.
Amebic colitis and its complications. Amebiasis results from the ingestion of food or water contaminated with amebic cysts. In the colon, ...
Amebic abscesses of the liver. The cut surface of the liver shows multiple abscesses containing "anchovy paste" material.