Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Anchovy paste

Entamoeba histolytica is a single-celled organism, spread predominantly by ingestion of material contaminated with human feces tainted by this creature. Infection may lead to the formation of liver abscess(es) which contain a soft yellow-brown substance resembling anchovy paste.
Pritt BS, Clark CG: Amebiasis. Mayo Clin Proc, 2008 83(10):1154-9. Go to reference

Entamoeba histolytica life cycle

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