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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 244-246

Intestinal amebiasis presenting as life threatening lower GI bleed-A rare presentation

Department of Medicine, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India

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Dr. V K Dogra
Department of Medicine, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.205554

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Amoebiasis is a common intestinal protozoan infection due to Entamoeba histolytica. In India, the prevalence of the disease varies from 2% to 67%.[1] Acute Fulminant Colitis is a rare complication of intestinal amebiasis. Life threatening lower Gastrointestinal bleed is very rare presentation of amebiasis. Here, we are presenting a case of severe lower GI bleed proved to be caused by amebiasis along with extra intestinal complications.

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