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Amebiasis

MedGen UID:
1857
Concept ID:
C0002438
Disease or Syndrome
Synonyms: Amoebic dysentery due to Entamoeba histolytica; Intestinal amebiasis
SNOMED CT: Amebiasis (111910009); Disease due to Endamoebidae (105637008); Amebic infection (111910009); Disease caused by Endamoebidae (105637008)
 
Monarch Initiative: MONDO:0005644

Definition

A parasitic infection of the colon by Entamoeba histolytica. Signs and symptoms include cramping, diarrhea, bloody stools and fever. It can be treated with antibiotics. [from NCI]

Professional guidelines

PubMed

Cohen R, Minodier P, Hau I, Filleron A, Werner A, Haas H, Raymond J, Thollot F, Bellaïche M
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Res Vet Sci 2021 May;136:174-181. Epub 2021 Feb 27 doi: 10.1016/j.rvsc.2021.02.021. PMID: 33676155
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Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther 2020 Feb;18(2):127-143. Epub 2020 Jan 15 doi: 10.1080/14787210.2020.1713099. PMID: 31914335

Recent clinical studies

Etiology

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Curr Opin Infect Dis 2023 Jun 1;36(3):186-191. Epub 2023 Apr 10 doi: 10.1097/QCO.0000000000000923. PMID: 37093056Free PMC Article
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Pediatr Clin North Am 2022 Feb;69(1):79-97. doi: 10.1016/j.pcl.2021.08.003. PMID: 34794678
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Finegold SM
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Diagnosis

Gupta S, Smith L, Diakiw A
Pediatr Clin North Am 2022 Feb;69(1):79-97. doi: 10.1016/j.pcl.2021.08.003. PMID: 34794678
Mungroo MR, Khan NA, Maciver S, Siddiqui R
Pathog Glob Health 2022 Mar;116(2):70-84. Epub 2021 Oct 2 doi: 10.1080/20477724.2021.1985892. PMID: 34602025Free PMC Article
Li J, Cui Z, Li X, Zhang L
Res Vet Sci 2021 May;136:174-181. Epub 2021 Feb 27 doi: 10.1016/j.rvsc.2021.02.021. PMID: 33676155
Król-Turmińska K, Olender A
Ann Agric Environ Med 2017 May 11;24(2):254-260. doi: 10.5604/12321966.1233568. PMID: 28664704
Pritt BS, Clark CG
Mayo Clin Proc 2008 Oct;83(10):1154-9; quiz 1159-60. doi: 10.4065/83.10.1154. PMID: 18828976

Therapy

Li J, Cui Z, Li X, Zhang L
Res Vet Sci 2021 May;136:174-181. Epub 2021 Feb 27 doi: 10.1016/j.rvsc.2021.02.021. PMID: 33676155
Carrero JC, Reyes-López M, Serrano-Luna J, Shibayama M, Unzueta J, León-Sicairos N, de la Garza M
Int J Med Microbiol 2020 Jan;310(1):151358. Epub 2019 Sep 19 doi: 10.1016/j.ijmm.2019.151358. PMID: 31587966
Grace E, Asbill S, Virga K
Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2015 Nov;59(11):6677-81. Epub 2015 Aug 10 doi: 10.1128/AAC.01293-15. PMID: 26259797Free PMC Article
Pritt BS, Clark CG
Mayo Clin Proc 2008 Oct;83(10):1154-9; quiz 1159-60. doi: 10.4065/83.10.1154. PMID: 18828976
Stanley SL Jr
Lancet 2003 Mar 22;361(9362):1025-34. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(03)12830-9. PMID: 12660071

Prognosis

Rojo JU, Rajendran R, Salazar JH
Lab Med 2023 Sep 5;54(5):e124-e132. doi: 10.1093/labmed/lmac158. PMID: 36638160
Gauthier AS, Noureddine S, Delbosc B
J Fr Ophtalmol 2019 Jun;42(6):e229-e237. Epub 2019 May 15 doi: 10.1016/j.jfo.2019.04.001. PMID: 31103357
Amer M, Amer A
Clin Dermatol 2014 Nov-Dec;32(6):744-51. Epub 2014 Mar 2 doi: 10.1016/j.clindermatol.2014.02.013. PMID: 25441467
Pritt BS, Clark CG
Mayo Clin Proc 2008 Oct;83(10):1154-9; quiz 1159-60. doi: 10.4065/83.10.1154. PMID: 18828976
Salles JM, Moraes LA, Salles MC
Braz J Infect Dis 2003 Apr;7(2):96-110. Epub 2003 Nov 19 doi: 10.1590/s1413-86702003000200002. PMID: 12959680

Clinical prediction guides

Bravo FG
Mod Pathol 2020 Jan;33(Suppl 1):118-127. Epub 2019 Nov 4 doi: 10.1038/s41379-019-0399-1. PMID: 31685961
Fitzgibbons PL
Semin Diagn Pathol 2018 Nov;35(6):370-380. Epub 2018 Oct 16 doi: 10.1053/j.semdp.2018.10.002. PMID: 30366790
Garrido-Cardenas JA, Mesa-Valle C, Manzano-Agugliaro F
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Levine GI
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Recent systematic reviews

Gupta P, Singh KK, Balodhi A, Jain K, Deeba F, Salam N
Acta Parasitol 2022 Jun;67(2):947-961. Epub 2022 Apr 11 doi: 10.1007/s11686-022-00547-z. PMID: 35404011
Dos Santos Zanetti A, Malheiros AF, de Matos TA, Dos Santos C, Battaglini PF, Moreira LM, Lemos LMS, Castrillon SKI, da Costa Boamorte Cortela D, Ignotti E, Espinosa OA
Parasite 2021;28:17. Epub 2021 Mar 30 doi: 10.1051/parasite/2021028. PMID: 33812449Free PMC Article
Chegeni TN, Fakhar M, Ghaffarifar F, Saberi R
Infect Disord Drug Targets 2020;20(5):620-650. doi: 10.2174/1871526519666190716095849. PMID: 31322072
Lee KC, Lu CC, Hu WH, Lin SE, Chen HH
Int J Colorectal Dis 2015 Jan;30(1):31-41. Epub 2014 Oct 28 doi: 10.1007/s00384-014-2040-6. PMID: 25346004
Otan E, Akbulut S, Kayaalp C
World J Surg 2013 Sep;37(9):2061-73. doi: 10.1007/s00268-013-2079-5. PMID: 23665815

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