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Amebiasis (disentería amebiana)

We'd like to understand how you use our websites in order to improve them. Register your interest. Amebiasis is the acute and chronic disease produced by Entamoeba histolytica , an entity which occurs in endemic fashion in many of the tropical and subtropical areas of the world, capable of affecting diverse organs of the body, especially the colon. Amebiasis has different clinical forms of presentation, varying from the asymptomatic carrier state to severe, although not frequent, fulminant or necrotizing colitis, characteristically associated with high morbidity and mortality. Early diagnosis, treatment with effective antiamebic agents—specifically metronidazole—and opportune aggressive surgical intervention have resulted in better survival rates.


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