Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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Faecal-oral intake of amoeba cysts with contaminated food; release of smaller, vegetative forms, so-called minuta forms (trophozoites) from cysts in the intestine. Trophozoites multiply by bifurcation and form cysts which are excreted with the stool in a mature, quadrenuclear state. When trophozoites penetrate the intestinal wall and phagocytise erythrocytes, they become so-called magnaforms. Cause of amoebiasis.

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020