Annals of Tropical Medicine and Public Health

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

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


VK Dogra, D Gupta, R Kashyap, Laxmi Nand, Sachin Sondhi 
 Department of Medicine, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. V K Dogra
Department of Medicine, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Dogra V K, Gupta D, Kashyap R, Nand L, Sondhi S. Intestinal amebiasis presenting as life threatening lower GI bleed-A rare presentation.Ann Trop Med Public Health 2017;10:244-246


How to cite this URL:
Dogra V K, Gupta D, Kashyap R, Nand L, Sondhi S. Intestinal amebiasis presenting as life threatening lower GI bleed-A rare presentation. Ann Trop Med Public Health [serial online] 2017 [cited 2020 Apr 7 ];10:244-246
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