Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Amebic Dysentery

Also known as intestinal amebiasis, amebic dysentery is a severe infection of the intestine. It is characterized by diarrhea, intestinal bleeding with mucus. It is caused by Entamoeba histolytica, a parasitic amoeba which gets into the human bowels through contaminated water and food. Sometimes it spreads into liver and lungs.