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Abstract

Introduction:

Amoebic colitis is a common worldwide infection with a risk of serious complications, including invasive intestinal and extra-intestinal disease. Although newer tests are available, the mainstay of diagnosis remains stool microscopy. Early treatment with metronidazole followed by paromomycin generally results in a clinical cure.

Case presentation:

We describe a case of fulminant colitis secondary to requiring bowel resection that went unrecognized until the operative histology was reviewed.

Conclusion:

Clinicians worldwide need to be aware of this condition, particularly in patients originating from endemic areas, to ensure early diagnosis and appropriate treatment leading to optimal clinical outcomes.

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