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Definition of the noun amebiasis

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noun - plural: amebiases

  1. infection by a disease-causing ameba

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Google previewTextbook of Family Medicine E-Book (2007)

by Robert E. Rakel

KEY POINTS ○ Amebiasis is a significant cause of gastrointestinal disease, especially in patients with impaired immune...

Google previewIn a Page (2006)

Infectious disease by Jack D. McCue, Scott Kahan

Amebiasis - INTRODUCTION - - - - - - - - - - • Amebiasis is a parasitic infection caused by the protozoon Entamoeba...

Travel to endemic areas predisposes to amebiasis • Intestinal amebiasis is an uncommon cause of traveler's diarrhea, ...

Google previewInternational Handbook of Foodborne Pathogens (2003)

by Marianne D. Miliotis, Jeffrey W. Bier

Pleuropulmonary amebiasis is the most common complication of amebic liver abscess. Invasion of the pleural cavity or lung parenchyma may occur through rupture or extension of the abscess. Symptoms include pain, cough, hemoptysis, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Food Microbiology (2014)

by Carl A. Batt

Amebiasis is a major cause of death from parasitic infection, resulting in as many as 100000 deaths worldwide, with...

Amebiasis is the third most common parasitic infection in the United States but is mainly observed in migrants from and ...

Google previewThe imaging of tropical diseases (2000)

with epidemiological, pathological, and clinical correlation. Vol. 1 by Philip E.S. Palmer, Maurice M. Reeder

Amebiasis. Amebiasis is a widespread parasitic disease caused by the protozoan Entamoeba histolytica.

Amebiasis is the third leading cause of death from parasitic disease, surpassed only by malaria and schistosomiasis. "Amebic ...

Google previewMandell, Douglas, and Bennett's Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases (2014)

by John E. Bennett, Raphael Dolin, Martin J. Blaser

diarrhea is the predominant reason for a patient to visit a physician, and amebiasis is the second most common cause of diarrhea in returning travelers ( Fig. 274-7).184 Previously reported high rates ofE. histolytica infection in homosexual ...

Google previewThe Travel and Tropical Medicine Manual (2008)

by Christopher A. Sanford, Elaine C. Jong

Amebiasis is a significant health problem in much of Africa, South America, South -east Asia, and the Indian subcontinent. Within the USA, institutionalized mentally retarded individuals, promiscuous male homosexuals (secondary to sexual ...

Google previewThe International Traveler's Guide to Avoiding Infections (2012)

by Charles E. Davis

report all imported travelers' infections, amebiasis is the second most common cause of diarrhea. These figures strongly support the importance of this infection and the wisdom for travelers to follow the suggestions outlined in “Prevention” ...

Google previewPenn Clinical Manual of Urology E-Book (2014)

Expert Consult - Online by Philip M Hanno, Thomas J. Guzzo, S. Bruce Malkowicz, Alan J. Wein

Amebiasis is a rare cause of renal abscess, more frequently involves the right kidney, and occurs in association with liver abscess. Renal vein thrombosis has been reported. • Diagnosis can be challenging and requires identification of the ...

Google previewColor Atlas of Pediatric Pathology (2011)

by Aliya N. Husain, MD, J. Thomas Stocker, MD

Cerebromeningeal amebiasis is a relatively infrequent infection in North America. It occurs after exposure to heavily contaminated water or soil. The organisms rapidly proliferate during the warmer months of the year, causing a potential ...

Google previewMayo Clinic Gastroenterology and Hepatology Board Review (2014)

by Stephen Hauser

Entamoeba histolytica Amebiasis is the most common parasitic diarrhea in the world, although it is less common in the United States. Most cases in the United States occur in travelers or immigrants from endemic areas (Latin America, Africa, ...

Google previewProtozoa and Human Disease (2010)

by Mark Wiser

histolytica is considered pathogenic and the disease it causes is called amebiasis or amebic dysentery. Humans are the only host of E. histolytica and there are no zoonotic reservoirs. E. dispar is morphologically identical ...

Google previewNeurological Disorders (2003)

Course and Treatment by Thomas Brandt

CEREBRAL AMEBIASIS Cerebral amebiasis is a rare parasitic manifestation of the brain caused by two different groups of amoebae— free-living amebae and pathogenic intestinal amebae. Amebae belonging to the genera Naegleria, ...

Google previewParasitic Infections in the Compromised Host (1988)

by Peter D. Walzer, Robert M. Genta

INTRODUCTION Amebiasis is a potentially invasive enteric disease caused by the protozoan parasite Entamoeba ...

Google previewPublic Health and Infectious Diseases (2010)

by Jeffrey Griffiths, James H. Maguire, Kristian Heggenhougen, Stella R. Quah

A Deadly Parasitic Disease Amebiasis is an infection caused by the protozoan parasite Entamoeba histolytica. In contrast, nonpathogenic ameba that infect humans include E. dispar and E. moshkovskii (both morphologically identical to and ...

Google previewThe New Public Health (2009)

by Theodore H. Tulchinsky, Elena Varavikova

Amebiasis is an infection with a protozoan parasite (Entamoeba histolytica) which exists as an infective cyst. Infestation may be asymptomatic or cause acute, severe diarrhea with blood and mucus, alternating with constipation .

Google previewImaging of Parasitic Diseases (2007)

by Maurice C. Haddad

Amebiasis 2.2.1.1 Parasite Amebiasis is a widespread parasitic disease caused by the protozoans Entamoeba histolytica, Naegleria fowleri, Acanthamoeba astronyxis, and Balamuthia mandrillaris (Deol at al. 2000) , which ...

Google previewDiagnostic Pathology of Parasitic Infections with Clinical Correlations (2000)

by Yezid Gutierrez

Entamoeba histolytica—Amebiasis Amebiasis is an infection of the colon that has the potential to disseminate to other organs, producing morbidity and mortality. The infection occurs with higher frequency in the tropical areas of the world and ...

Google previewEnvironmental Health (2001)

Bridging the Gaps by James A. Listorti, Fadi M. Doumani

Amebiasis is an infection, primarily of the large intestine, with the parasite Entamoeba hystolitica. Most cases are asymptomatic or cause only mild abdominal discomfort. When a serious infection develops, it causes fulminating ( rapid onset ...

Google previewDiagnostic Pathology of Infectious Disease (2010)

by Richard L. Kradin

Cutaneous Amebiasis Cutaneous amebiasis is the term used for infection of the skin and soft tissue by E. histolytica, the only pathogenic ameba in the Entamoeba group. This type of amebic infection occurs mainly in the tropics and most ...

Google previewRobbins and Cotran Review of Pathology (2009)

by Edward C. Klatt, Vinay Kumar

Amebiasis is a common cause of dysentery in developing nations. The Entamoeba histolytica trophozoites can attach to colonic epithelium, invade, and lyse the ...

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An amebic abscess in the right lobe of the liver ruptured through the diaphragm and into the right lower lobe of the lung.

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