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What sort of problem is amebiasis?
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Dr. John Leander Po
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Variety of problems
Depending on the patient's immune system, infections with amoebas can cause conditions such as liver abscesses (entamoeba histolytica) from unwashed hands (less common now with better sanitation) and keratitis (acanthamoeba) from contaminated contact lens solution, to catastrophes such as meninigitis and brain abscesses (naegleria fowlerii, balamuthia mandrillaris) through inhalation of cysts.

In brief: Variety of problems
Depending on the patient's immune system, infections with amoebas can cause conditions such as liver abscesses (entamoeba histolytica) from unwashed hands (less common now with better sanitation) and keratitis (acanthamoeba) from contaminated contact lens solution, to catastrophes such as meninigitis and brain abscesses (naegleria fowlerii, balamuthia mandrillaris) through inhalation of cysts.
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Dr. Frederick Shieh
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Infection
It is when you are infected by a parasite, either by eating it accidentally or contamination.
The effects depend on the type of parasite.

In brief: Infection
It is when you are infected by a parasite, either by eating it accidentally or contamination.
The effects depend on the type of parasite.
Dr. Frederick Shieh
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