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Risk Factors for Entamoeba histolytica

List of Risk Factors for Entamoeba histolytica

The list of risk factors mentioned for Entamoeba histolytica in various sources includes:

Risk factors discussion:

FDA Bad Bug Book (Excerpt)

All people are believed to be susceptible to infection, but individuals with a damaged or undeveloped immunity may suffer more severe forms of the disease. AIDS / ARC patients are very vulnerable. (Source: FDA Bad Bug Book)

FDA Bad Bug Book (Excerpt)

The infection is "not uncommon" in the tropics and arctics, but also in crowded situations of poor hygiene in temperate-zone urban environments. It is also frequently diagnosed among homosexual men. (Source: FDA Bad Bug Book)

FDA Bad Bug Book (Excerpt)

Amebiasis is transmitted by fecal contamination of drinking water and foods, but also by direct contact with dirty hands or objects as well as by sexual contact. (Source: FDA Bad Bug Book)

About risk factors:

Risk factors for Entamoeba histolytica are factors that do not seem to be a direct cause of the disease, but seem to be associated in some way. Having a risk factor for Entamoeba histolytica makes the chances of getting a condition higher but does not always lead to Entamoeba histolytica. Also, the absence of any risk factors or having a protective factor does not necessarily guard you against getting Entamoeba histolytica. For general information and a list of risk factors, see the risk center.


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