There is a higher incidence of amoebiasis in developing versus developed countries. Most amoebic infections occur in Central and South America, Africa, and Asia.[2]Entamoeba histolytica infection in the US is seen most commonly in immigrants and travellers from endemic areas, with approximately 3000 cases seen annually.[4] In most cases, disease presents within the first year of return to or arrival in the country.

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