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Amebiasis (amebic dysentery)
Amebiasis is an intestinal illness caused by a microscopic parasite called Entamoeba histolytica.
Patients have acute or chronic diarrhea, which may progress to dysentery.
The Amoebae form part of the Phylum Sarcomastigophora, along with the Flagellates.
Free-Living Amebas: Naegleria, Acanthamoeba and Balamuthia