Entamoeba Histolytica & Amoebic Dysentery: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment


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Put the three stages of Entamoeba histolytica disease in order from least to most severe.

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1. Entamoeba histolytica is most often acquired by _____

2. Which of the follow statements about Entamoeba is FALSE?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you understand Entamoeba histolytica and its role in the development of Entamoebic disease, included three stages of disease. Practice questions test your knowledge about the life stages of the parasite, how it is spread, and how it is treated.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will assess your understanding of:

  • The life cycle and stages of Entamoeba histolytica
  • The diseases associated with the parasite
  • How Entamoeba histolytica is acquired
  • How people with an Entamoebic disease are treated

Skills Practiced

This assessment will test the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about sanitation in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define trophozoites, dysentery, extraintestinal amoebiasis, and metronidazole
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the two stages of the lifecycle of Entamoeba
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Entamoeba histolytica

Additional Learning

Learn more about Entanoeba histolytica in this lesson Entamoeba Histolytica & Amoebic Dysentry: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment, which covers:

  • A description of Entamoeba histolytica
  • The lifecycle of Entamoeba
  • Infection and prevention
  • Amoebiasis and amoebic dysentery
  • Diagnosis and treatment of Entamoebic disease