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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 96-98

Amebic infection of the female genital tract: A report of three cases

1 Department of Pathology, American Institute of Pathology and Laboratory Sciences (Ampath), Hyderabad, Telangana, India
2 Department of Radiation Oncology, American Oncology Institute, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Shreeya Indulkar
Department of Pathology, American Institute of Pathology and Laboratory Sciences (Ampath), Nallagandla, Serilingampally, Hyderabad, Telangana
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DOI: 10.4103/jmh.JMH_152_18

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Amebiasis is a common protozoan disease with a worldwide distribution. It is endemic in tropical developing countries, and cases are being detected in subtropical countries as well. It usually presents with intestinal manifestations. An extraintestinal manifestation of this disease, amebic vaginitis and amebic cervicitis, is rare and often misinterpreted clinically as vaginal and cervical carcinoma because of its overall ulcerated and necrotic appearance. Awareness of this rare manifestation is important for preventing unnecessary interventions and for effectively managing the patients with antiamebic treatment. Herewith, we report three cases of amebic vulvovaginitis and cervicitis in elderly women clinically masquerading as carcinomas.

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