7. Amebiasis, Entamoeba histolytica

  1. Heiman F. L. Wertheim MD, PhD1,2,
  2. Peter Horby MBBS, FFPH1,2 and
  3. John P. Woodall MA, PhD3

Published Online: 11 JAN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444354690.ch7

Atlas of Human Infectious Diseases

Atlas of Human Infectious Diseases

How to Cite

Wertheim, H. F. L., Horby, P. and Woodall, J. P. (eds) (2012) Amebiasis, Entamoeba histolytica, in Atlas of Human Infectious Diseases, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444354690.ch7

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Wellcome Trust Major Overseas Program, Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, National Hospital of Tropical Diseases, Hanoi, Vietnam, UK

  2. 2

    Centre for Tropical Medicine, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

  3. 3

    Institute of Medical Biochemistry, Centre for Health Sciences, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 JAN 2012
  2. Published Print: 3 FEB 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405184403

Online ISBN: 9781444354690



  • parasitic infections;
  • amebiasis, Entamoeba histolytica;
  • parasite, detected in non-human primates;
  • Anisakidosis;
  • Anisakiasis, pseudaterranovosis, cod worm disease;
  • Babesiosis, Nantucket fever, Piroplasmosis;
  • capillariasis, intestinal;
  • Clonorchiasis, Clonorchis sinensis, a trematode;
  • cysticercosis, after ingesting T. solium eggs;
  • Dracunculiasis, Guinea worm disease


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Anisakidosis

  • Babesiosis

  • Capillariasis, Intestinal

  • Clonorchiasis

  • Cysticercosis

  • Diphyllobothriasis

  • Dracunculiasis