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Other Intestinal Amebae

Parasitology

Protozoa

  1. John P. Ackers MA DPhil MSc Professor of Postgraduate Education in Public Health

Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688618.taw0175

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

How to Cite

Ackers, J. P. 2010. Other Intestinal Amebae. Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections. .

Author Information

  1. London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

Abstract

  • 1
    Introduction and Scope
  • 2
    Classification
  • 3
    Immunology
  • 4
    Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • 5
    Epidemiology and Life-Cycles
  • 6
    Diagnosis
  • 7
    Clinical Aspects

Keywords:

  • indubitably pathogenic protozoa inhabiting human intestine;
  • other intestinal amebae;
  • protective immunity developing only after multiple infections;
  • Entamoeba genome sequencing project;
  • Entamoeba coli competing with Endolimax nana-world's commonest intestinal protozoan;
  • E. gingivalis-inhabiting mouth rather than large bowel;
  • human infections with E. polecki and E. chattoni and exposure to reservoir hosts;
  • Endolimax nana-small, frequently reported ameba diagnosed in humans