Amebiasis

Dysentery caused by the protozoan organism Entameba histolytica, or amebic liver disease (abscess). It  is acquired by ingestion of the cysts from contaminated food, water of hands. It may also be transmitted by sexual contact. Motile trophozoites are then released from cysts in the small bowel  which become encysted  and shed in stool. The cysts can survive in the soil for considerable length of time. It may alternatively enter the blood stream and cause disease in distant sites such as liver, brain or lung. Or it may infect the colon causing amebic colitis.

Amebiasis is normally a type of dysentery caused by the organism Entamoeba histolytica.  But its mode of transmission is feco-oral and hence anal intercourse can help to spread it. It is therefore classified as sexually transmitted infection.

 

 

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