HUMAN AMOEBIC INFECTIONS UPDATE: REVIEW ARTICLE
Refaat Mohammad khalifa*, Hanaa Ahmad El-Hady Amal Mustafa Ahmed and Shimaa Mukhtar Khalil
Parasitology departments, Faculties of Medicine, Assiut* and Sohag Universities
Amoebae are unicellular organisms common in the environment, many are parasites of vertebrates, and they share many common features with nature's most advanced being such as DNA, cellular structure and the phagocytic activity of the white blood cells. Relatively few species inhabit the human intestine and only Entamoeba histolytica is identified as a human intestinal pathogen (Pritt and Clark, 2008).