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Intestinal amebae.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10549428     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Although the intestinal amebae that infect humans are not thought of as classic agents of food-borne disease, food plays an important role in the transmission of these protozoa. This is particularly true for areas of the world where the organisms are endemic. Transmission of most intestinal protozoa occurs by the fecal-oral route via contaminated food or water. Among the four genera of amebae that infect man, only Entamoeba histolytica and Blastocystis hominis are causes of disease. This article focuses on E. histolytica because of the organism's medical and economic impact on humans. In addition, the epidemiology, control, and laboratory diagnosis of these protozoa are addressed.
A L Leber
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinics in laboratory medicine     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0272-2712     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Lab. Med.     Publication Date:  1999 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-11-19     Completed Date:  1999-11-19     Revised Date:  2006-03-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8100174     Medline TA:  Clin Lab Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  601-19, vii     Citation Subset:  IM    
CompuNet Clinical Laboratories, Moraine, Ohio, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Amebiasis / diagnosis,  epidemiology,  parasitology*,  therapy
Amoeba / pathogenicity*
Blastocystis hominis / classification,  growth & development,  pathogenicity*
Dysentery, Amebic / diagnosis,  epidemiology,  parasitology*,  therapy
Entamoeba histolytica / classification,  growth & development,  pathogenicity*
Food Parasitology*
Laboratory Techniques and Procedures
Life Cycle Stages
Tropical Climate
World Health

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