Amoebiasis due to Entamoeba histolytica

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A parasitic disease caused by the protozoa Entamoeba histolytica mainly occurring in tropical regions after the ingestion of an amoebic cyst and resulting in clinical manifestations that may range from an asymptomatic state to amoebic colitis (violent abdominal pain a painful contracted feeling around the anal sphincter blood and mucus in the stools but without the presence of fever) or amoebic liver abscesses (fever chills abdominal pain weight loss hepatomegaly) that can be fatal if not immediately treated. Extraintestinal involvement elsewhere (i.e. thoracic hepatic) is extremely rare.

Data from Orphanet are used to provide information on a disease's name, synonym(s), and overview. Reference: Access aggregated data from Orphanet at Orphadata. Orphadata: Free access data from Orphanet. © INSERM 1999. Available on http://www.orphadata.org. Data version June 2024

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