Amebiasis - Acanthamoeba Life Cycle
1) Cysts
2) Trophozoite
3) ...
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Amebiasis - Acanthamoeba Life Cycle

1) Cysts

2) Trophozoite

3) Mitosis

4) Amebae (cysts and trophozoites) can enter humans in various ways

5) Through the eye - Results in severe keratitis of the eye.

6) Through nasal passages to the lower respiratory tract - Results in granulomatous amebic encephalitis (GAE) and/or disseminated disease in individuals with compromised immune systems.

7) Through ulcerated or broken skin - Results granulomatous amebic encephalitis (GAE), disseminated disease or skin lesions in individuals with compromised immune systems.



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Dr. Gerald Diaz
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