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      • Cysts and trophozoites are passed in feces . Cysts are typically found in formed stool, whereas trophozoites are typically found in diarrheal stool. Infection by Entamoeba histolytica occurs by ingestion of mature cysts in fecally contaminated food, water, or hands.
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  2. Aug 30, 2021 · Entamoeba coli is one of many non-pathogenic protozoa found in humans.[1] It is transmitted through fecal-oral contact, and the mature cyst can be found in contaminated water.[2] Typically, these protozoa inhabit the large intestinal tract and can be identified in diagnostic stool specimens.[3] It is essential to differentiate Entamoeba coli, a nonpathogenic protozoan, from those that cause ...

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    Entamoeba coli. Trophozoite and cyst in fecal smear (trichrome stain, oil immersion). A trophozoite and uninucleate cyst are seen side by side in this field. The trophozoite has a typical nucleus with an eccentric karyosome and coarse, irregular chromatin.

  4. Nov 14, 2021 · Entamoeba coli has three distinct morphological forms: trophozoite, pre-cystic stage, and cystic stage. The most distinguishing feature is the eight-core nuclei, which develops as the cyst begins to mature.

  5. Entamoeba coli . E. coli cysts in concentrated wet mounts. Cysts of Entamoeba coli are usually spherical but may be elongated and measure 10–35 µm. Mature cysts typically have 8 nuclei but may have as many as 16 or more. Entamoeba coli is the only Entamoeba species found in humans that has more than four nuclei in the cyst stage. The nuclei ...

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    Several protozoan species in the genus Entamoeba colonize humans, but not all of them are associated with disease. Entamoeba histolytica is well recognized as a pathogenic ameba, associated with intestinal and extraintestinal infections. Other morphologically-identical Entamoeba spp., including E. dispar, E. moshkovskii, and E. bangladeshi, are generally not associated with disease although investigations into pathogenic potential are ongoing. While the discussed species are morphologically-identical, E. histolytica may be observed with ingested red blood cells (erythrophagocytosis); E. dispar may occasionally be seen with ingested erythrocytes as well, although its capacity for erythrophagocytosis is much less than that of E. histolytica. Non-pathogenic amebae (e.g. Endolimax nana, Iodamoeba buetschlii, other Entamoeba species) are important because they may be confused with E. histolyticain diagnostic investigations.

    Cysts and trophozoites are passed in feces . Cysts are typically found in formed stool, whereas trophozoites are typically found in diarrheal stool. Infection with Entamoeba histolytica (and E.dispar) occurs via ingestion of mature cysts from fecally contaminated food, water, or hands. Exposure to infectious cysts and trophozoites in fecal matter during sexual contact may also occur. Excystation occurs in the small intestine and trophozoites are released, which migrate to the large intestine. Trophozoites may remain confined to the intestinal lumen (A: noninvasive infection) with individuals continuing to pass cysts in their stool (asymptomatic carriers). Trophozoites can invade the intestinal mucosa (B: intestinal disease), or blood vessels, reaching extraintestinal sites such as the liver, brain, and lungs (C: extraintestinal disease). Trophozoites multiply by binary fission and produce cysts , and both stages are passed in the feces . Cysts can survive days to weeks in the extern...

    Pathogenic Entamoeba species occur worldwide and are frequently recovered from fresh water contaminated with human feces. The majority of amebiasis cases occur in developing countries. In industrialized countries, risk groups include men who have sex with men, travelers, recent immigrants, immunocompromised persons, and institutionalized populations.

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