Medical Definition of Amebic colitis

  • Medical Author:
    William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

    Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.

Reviewed on 12/27/2018

Amebic colitis: Amebic dysentery with ulcers in the colon from infection with the ameba Entamoeba histolytica. This single-celled parasite is transmitted to humans via contaminated water and food.

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Reviewed on 12/27/2018