Table of ContentsDefinition / general | Diagrams / tables | Case reports | Microscopic (histologic) description | Microscopic (histologic) images
Cite this page: Pernick N. Entamoeba. PathologyOutlines.com website. https://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/parasitologyentamoeba.html. Accessed June 5th, 2023.
Definition / general
- Several protozoan species in the genus Entamoeba colonize humans but not all of them are associated with amebiasis (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Amebiasis [Accessed 28 June 2019])
- Entamoeba histolytica is a pathogenic amoeba associated with intestinal and extraintestinal infections
- Objects were seen in a trichrome stained stool specimen (Pritt: Creepy Dreadful Wonderful Parasites Blog - Case of the Week 546 [Accessed 28 June 2019])
Microscopic (histologic) description
- Peripheral chromatin and discrete karyosome are supportive of E. histolytica / E. dispar (Pritt: Creepy Dreadful Wonderful Parasites Blog - Answer to Case 546 [Accessed 28 June 2019])