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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Entamoebidae — Amoebozoa found as internal parasites or commensals of animals; several species of which are found in humans.


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  • Net-Worm mimics, in some ways, the actions of the amoeba known as Entamoeba histolytica, which causes Amoebic Dysentery in humans.

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  • Most common parasitic infections found in Americans such as giardia and Entamoeba histolytica and Blastocystis hominis infection can and do cause severe health problems.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • Entamoeba histolytica, the parasite that causes amebiasis.


  • I was recently diagnosed with Entamoeba histolytica (amebic dysentery).

    Amebic dysentery

  • Instead, Entamoeba histolytica, the microorganism which causes amoebiasis ( "Amoebic Dysentery") is described as being a protozoa, with the other common categories of pathogenic microorganisms being viruses, bacteria, and the various flavors of worms.

    Different Frame of Reference

  • Entamoeba histolytica can be found in two forms or stages, the active (motile) trophozoite which actually causes the physical illness, and the dormant (encapsulated-form) cyst by which the disease is spread.

    Different Frame of Reference

  • Toxoplasma gondii, Sarcocystis, Giardia lamblia, Entamoeba histolytica, Cryptosporidium, and Cyclospora cayetanensis are all protozoa—one-celled animals—that can cause foodborne illness.


  • For example, water-seal slabs in latrines reduce the breeding sites for culicine mosquitos, vectors of filariasis; treatment of excrete prior to its disposal can kill the eggs and cysts of many human parasites (Ascaris, Entamoeba, and Schistosoma spp), thus preventing contamination of both ground and water.

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  • In fact during our research, another group working independently isolated the same product from Vernonia colorata and showed that the product has an antiparasitic action especially against Entamoeba histolitica at nearly the same level as antiparasitics used clinically, such as metronidazole.

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  • Campobacter fetus subsp. jejuni (3.5%), and Entamoeba histolytica (1.8%).

    Chapter 9


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