Entamoeba histolytica / Entamoeba Dispar
·Intestinal Amebae- Phylum: Sarcomastigophora. Subphylum: Sarcodina, Trophozoite- 10-60 um- single nucleus- Pathogenic- ingested RBC's is diagnostic for E…
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DPDx - Amebiasis
The life cycle of Entamoeba histolytica begins when humans ingest infective cysts via feces, fingers, food, fomites, and fleas. Then the cyst passes to the small intestine where excystation occurs and trophozoites multiply asexually by binary fission. The diagnostic stage is marked by resistant, infective cysts passed in feces.