Invasive amoebiasis, the infection of humans by Entamoeba histolytica assoc
iated with dysentery and liver abscess, is still a major cause of morbidity
and mortality in developing countries. This review attempts to reduce the
gap between the overwhelming amount of information coming recently from lab
oratory research and the sparse contributions resulting from clinical and e
pidemiological investigations of the second parasitic cause of death result
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