William Arthur Petri, Jr, Author at Infectious Disease Advisor

William Arthur Petri, Jr

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Amebiasis

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has amebiasis? What are the typical findings for this disease? Amebiasis is caused by the parasite Entamoeba histolytica. The most common symptom of infection is diarrhea. Dysentery can also develop. Abdominal pain or cough can be symptoms if there is a liver abscess,…

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