Journal of Medical Cases, ISSN 1923-4155 print, 1923-4163 online, Open Access
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Volume 4, Number 2, February 2013, pages 63-65

Toxic Megacolon due to Fulminant Amebic Colitis in a non Endemic Area


Figure 1.
Figure 1. Acute necrotizing colitis due to invasive amebiasis. A. Marked dilatation of the colon lumen with thickened colonic wall, particularly at the level of the caecum (arrow). B. Colectomy specimen showing diffuse necrosis of the colon. C. Histopathological study of the colon, identifying numerous amebic trophozoites (arrows), with overt pictures of hemophagocytosis (arrowhead).