Amoebic Dysentery - Overview
► It is the infection of the large intestine, sometimes involving the liver. It causes diarrhoea among other symptoms.
► Frequently affects people whose hygiene is poor.
► Travellers to countries with poor sanitation are at greater risk of contracting the disease (hence known as traveller's diarrhoea).
► It can affect any one young or old of either sex.
About 10% of the world's population is infected with amoebas, particularly people who live in
► Central America
► South America
► Tropical areas of Asia.
In industrialized countries, amoebiasis is very common among recent immigrants and travellers who visit countries where amoebas are prevalent.
Latest Publications and Research on Amoebic DysenteryEvaluation of Entamoeba histolytica recombinant phosphoglucomutase protein for serodiagnosis of amoebic liver abscess. - Published by PubMed
Histopathologic study of the rectum in 1,438 consecutive rectal specimens in a single Japanese hospital: I. benign lesions. - Published by PubMed