Under a magnification of 500X, this photomicrograph of a sample of intestinal mucosa revealed the histopathologic changes associated with an amebiasis infection due to the parasitic organism,Entamoeba histolytica.
Amebiasis is a disease caused by the parasite Entamoeba histolytica. It can affect anyone, although it is more common in people who live in tropical areas with poor sanitary conditions. Diagnosis can be difficult because other parasites can look very similar to E. histolytica when seen under a microscope. Infected people do not always become sick. If your doctor determines that you are infected and need treatment, medication is available.High resolution download is not available for this image
|CDC – Div. of Parasitic Diseases; Amebiasis|
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