Khushboo Lucknow, 300 Questions 0 Answers 0 Best Answers 343 Points View Profile Khushboo Asked: October 29, 20212021-10-29T19:19:56+05:30 2021-10-29T19:19:56+05:30In: GENERAL Tell us about Amoebiasis. Tell us about Amoebiasis. current affairesscience & technology Share Facebook 1 Answer Recent 0 Questions 307 Answers 60 Best Answers 0 Points View Profile [Deleted User] 2021-10-29T19:29:16+05:30Added an answer on October 29, 2021 at 7:29 pm Amoebiasis Context: A team of researchers from the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has developed new drug molecules against the protozoa that cause amoebiasis. About: Amoebiasis or amoebic dysentery is a common parasitic enteral infection. It is caused by the protozoan parasite Entamoeba histolytica. Amoebiasis is present all over the world. Each year, about 40000 to 110000 people die from amoebiasis infection. Amoebiasis may present with no symptoms or mild to severe symptoms including abdominal pain, diarrhea, or bloody diarrhea. Severe complications may include inflammation and perforation resulting in peritonitis. People affected may develop anemia. Types Acute amoebiasis can present as diarrhea or dysentery with frequent, small, and often bloody stools. Chronic amoebiasis can present with gastrointestinal symptoms plus fatigue, weight loss, and occasional fever. Extraintestinal amoebiasis can occur if the parasite spreads to other organs, most commonly the liver where it causes an amoebic liver abscess. Amoebic liver abscess presents with fever and right upper quadrant abdominal pain. What is Entamoeba histolytica? According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Entamoeba histolytica is the third- leading cause of morbidity and mortality due to parasitic disease in humans. E. histolytic is classified as a category B biodefense organism because of its environmental stability, ease of dissemination, resistance to chlorine, and it is easily spread through contaminated products. Besides the GI tract, E. histolytica can affect many organ systems. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Leave an answerCancel replyYou must login or register to add a new answer. Related Questions Tell us about different types of Orbits. What are salt secreting Mangroves?
A team of researchers from the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has developed new drug molecules against the protozoa that cause amoebiasis.
What is Entamoeba histolytica?