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Amebiasis Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
1. infection by a disease-causing ameba
(synonym) amoebiasis, amebiosis, amoebiosis
(hypernym) protozoal infection
(hyponym) amebic dysentery, amoebic dysentery
Amebiasis Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
Hepatitis Central (TM) Liver Disease Medical Glossary
An acute or chronic infection. Symptoms vary from mild diarrhea to frequent watery diarrhea and loss of water and fluids in the body
NIDDK Digestive Diseases Dictionary
infection with amebas, a type of protozoan, especially Entamoeba histolytica. Amebas invades the bowel mucosa causing ulceration and bloody diarrhea. Transmission is by contaminated water or oral-fecal transfer.Aegis
Glossary of HIV/AIDS-Related Terms
An inflammation of the intestines caused by infestation with Entameba histolytica (a type of ameba) and characterized by frequent, loose stools flecked with blood and mucus.ATIS
Amebiasis Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Amoebiasis, or Amebiasis, refers to infection caused by the amoeba Entamoeba histolytica. The term Entamoebiasis is occasionally seen but is no longer in use; it refers to the same infection. Likewise amoebiasis is sometimes incorrectly used to refer to infection with other amoebae, but strictly speaking it should be reserved for Entamoeba histolytica infection. Other amoebae infecting humans include:
- Dientamoeba fragilis, which causes Dientamoebiasis
- Entamoeba dispar
- Entamoeba hartmanni
- Entamoeba coli
- Entamoeba moshkovskii
- Endolimax nana and
- Iodamoeba butschlii.
- Free living amoebas. These species are often described as "opportunistic free-living amoebas" as human infection is not an obligate part of their life cycle.
- Naegleria fowleri, which causes Primary amoebic meningoencephalitis
- Acanthamoeba, which causes Cutaneous amoebiasis and Acanthamoeba keratitis
- Balamuthia mandrillaris, which causes Granulomatous amoebic encephalitis and Primary amoebic meningoencephalitis
- Sappinia diploidea
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