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J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 1985 Apr;4(2):294-6.

Amebiasis presenting as rectal bleeding without diarrhea in childhood.


A 6-year-old boy with no history of foreign travel had presented with rectal bleeding without diarrhea for 2 months. Despite negative stool cultures, a diagnosis of intestinal amebiasis was made by colonoscopy with tissue biopsy. In cases of persistent rectal bleeding, even without diarrhea, a diagnosis of amebiasis should be considered. When routine stool parasite examinations are negative, unsuspected amebiasis may be diagnosed by sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy with tissue biopsy.

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