Dysentery; Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, & Prognosis

2) Amoebic dysentery (Parasitic dysentery)

Amoebic Dysentery (Parasitic Dysentery)

Dysentery which is caused by a disease-causing protozoan parasite called Entamoeba histolytica is known as Amoebic Dysentery or Amoebiasis. Transmission of Entamoeba histolytica is often due to ingestion of its cysts by a person from contaminated food or water.

According to estimates of the global prevalence of Entamoeba histolytica infections, approximately 1 % -40% of the population in developing countries of South America, Africa, Asia, and Central America, and from 0.2 % to 10.8% in developed countries like the United States of America contacts this infection.