Amebiasis is the infection of the human gastrointestinal tract by Entamoeba histolytica EH , a protozoan parasite that is capable of invading the intestinal mucosa and spreading to other organs causing abscesses. Nevertheless, amebiasis also occurs sporadically in the temperate climates of developed countries and in some risk groups. Increased severity of amebiasis is noted in children especially newborns , in women who are pregnant or postpartum, corticosteroid users, individuals with malignancy, and in the malnourished patients. Presentation ranges from mild diarrhea to dysentery and liver abscesses.
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Jul, Vol. Abstract: We report the case of a patient with cecum ameboma, an uncommon intestinal manifestation of amebiasis. Patient underwent surgery after an initial diagnosis of a perforated cecal neoplasm of an appendiceal adhesion mass.
Histology confirmed the presence of trophozoites of E. Histolytica in an area of ulceration and necrosis of the cecum wall. While initially the ameboma was treated medically, clinical manifestations led to surgery with good evolution. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use.
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Ameboma cecal. Complicación de la amebiasis intestinal.
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Several protozoan species in the genus Entamoeba colonize humans, but not all of them are associated with disease. Entamoeba histolytica is well recognized as a pathogenic ameba, associated with intestinal and extraintestinal infections. Other morphologically-identical Entamoeba spp. While the discussed species are morphologically-identical, E. Non-pathogenic amebae e.