Amebiasis cutis or ameobiasis cutis is a rare cutaneous condition characterized by ulcers caused by Entamoeba histolytica.[1]:421


Diagnosis of amebiasis cutis calls for high degree of clinical suspicion. This needs to be backed with demonstration of trophozoites from lesions. Unless an early diagnosis can be made such patients can suffer from significant morbidity.[2]

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  1. ^ James, William D.; Berger, Timothy G.; et al. (2006). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: clinical Dermatology. Saunders Elsevier. ISBN 0-7216-2921-0. 
  2. ^ Verma, Ghanshyam K; Sharma, Nand Lal; Shanker, Vinay; Mahajan, Vikram K; Kaushik, Rajani; Verma, Santwana; Jindal, Nidhi (February 2010). "Amoebiasis cutis: Clinical suspicion is the key to early diagnosis". Australasian Journal of Dermatology. 51 (1): 52–55. doi:10.1111/j.1440-0960.2009.00594.x. PMID 20148845.