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Amebic Dysentery Print E-mail
by Ron Kennedy, M.D., Santa Rosa, CA

Dr. Kennedy Amebic dysentery involves inflammation of the intestine (Amebic colitis) with ulcers in the colon due to infection with an ameba (Entamoeba histolytica), a single-celled parasite transmitted to humans via contaminated water and food. E. histolytica has the ability to penetrate the gut wall and cause abscesses in the liver - often a fatal event. Entamoeba coli is a more subtle parasite which does not penetrate the gut wall. It is not a fulminating disease and thus often goes undiagnosed. It is a common parasite in the United States infecting many unsuspecting people.

The information in this article is not meant to be medical advice.�Treatment for a medical condition should come at the recommendation of your personal physician.

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