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Amebic Liver Abscess Transmission
Facts about extraintestinal amebiasis:
- Tropical countries and areas with poor sanitation are the most common sources for this disease.
- The parasite is present in the feces of infected people.
- Transmission occurs by ingesting cysts in contaminated food or water, or by person-to-person contact.
PubMed Amebic Liver Abscess References
- Hoffner RJ, Kilaghbian T, Esekogwu VI, Henderson SO. Common presentations of amebic liver abscess. Ann Emerg Med. 1999 Sep;34(3):351-5. 
- Hughes MA, Petri WA Jr. Amebic liver abscess. Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2000 Sep;14(3):565-82, viii. 
- Lyche KD, Jensen WA. Pleuropulmonary amebiasis. Semin Respir Infect. 1997 Jun;12(2):106-12.