Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. 2001; 3(3):215-222
Amebiasis is a parasitic human disease caused by pathogenic strains of Entamoeba histolytica, and is one of the most important problems of public health in developing countries and one the main causes of death from parasitic intestinal diseases. The overview of amebiasis, its clinical presentations, treatment and prophylaxis are given. Approaches to the therapy of invasive and noninvasive amebiasis are presented. For infectious diseases clinicians, pediatricians, epidemiologist.