amebiasis

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Related to intestinal amebiasis: amoebic dysentery, amoebiasis, hepatic amebiasis

amebiasis:

see dysenterydysentery
, inflammation of the intestine characterized by the frequent passage of feces, usually with blood and mucus. The two most common causes of dysentery are infection with a bacillus (see bacteria) of the Shigella group, and infestation by an ameba,
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amebiasis

[‚am·ē′bī·ə·səs]
(medicine)
A parasitic disease of humans caused by the ameba Entamoeba histolytica, characterized by clinical-pathological intestinal manifestations, including an acute dysentery phase. Also known as amebic dysentery.
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His research interests include gastrointestinal infections such as esophageal candidiasis, cytomegalovirus-related disease, mycobacterial infections, intestinal amebiasis, intestinal spirochetosis, chlamydial infection, and HIV-related gastrointestinal disease.
Tinidazole, an antiprotozoal agent that has been used in other countries for more than 25 years, also received Food and Drug Administration approval for treating giardiasis, intestinal amebiasis, and amebic liver abscess.
Also approved for giardiasis, intestinal amebiasis, and amebic liver abscess.