The state of being infected with amebae, especially with the ameba Entamoeba histolytica.
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Infection with the protozoon Entamoeba histolytica. [ameba + G. -iasis, condition]
- canine a. infection of dogs with Entamoeba histolytica acquired from humans; dogs are seldom cyst passers, and therefore are not a reservoir for human infection.
- a. cutis cutaneous a., appearing usually as an extension of underlying infection ( e.g., perianal or colostomy site or over a liver abscess).
- hepatic a. infection of the liver with Entamoeba histolytica; may occur with or without antecedent amebic dysentery.
- pulmonary a. infection of the lung by amebae; usually indicates extension of Entamoeba histolytica infection from abscess of liver, penetrating through the diaphragm into the lung.

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am·e·bi·a·sis or chiefly Brit am·oe·bi·a·sis .am-i-'bī-ə-səs n, pl -a·ses -.sēz infection with or disease caused by amebas (esp. Entamoeba histolytica)

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ame·bi·a·sis (am″e-biґə-sis) [ameb- + -iasis] infestation with amebae, especially Entamoeba histolytica. Although other protozoa such as Acanthamoeba, Balamuthia, Hartmannella, and Naegleria can infect humans, this term usually refers specifically to infections with E. histolytica.

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