ENTAMOEBA COLI INFECTION AS A RISK FACTOR FOR CARDIOVASULAR DISEASES
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ABSTRACT Background: Entamoeba coli is intestinal protozoan amoeba which is regarded tell now as commensal amoeba although their adverse symptoms that they may cause in certain patients. Objectives: General objectives to know the pathological effect induced by Entamoeba coli infection Specific objectives to know the effect of Entamoeba coli in cardiovascular system. Methodology: stool specimen was diagnosed through wet mount, then blood was collected from 2 patients infected with Entamoeba coli and plasma from both patient was used to estimate potassium, phosphorus, and cholesterol and low density lipoprotein levels. Result: low level of potassium, phosphorus, high level of cholesterol and low density lipoprotein was detected in both patients. Conclusion: Entamoeba coli infection decreased level of potassium, phosphorus and increased level of cholesterol, low density lipoprotein in patient’s plasma and that may increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases.