The active form of Entamoeba histolytica feed upon erythrocytes, mucosa and submucosa of colon.
Entamoeba histolytica is a pathogenic amoeba that is well-known for infecting humans with intestinal and extraintestinal infections. Entamoeba histolytica falls under the phylum Protozoa, the class Sarcodina and the order Lobosa. Entamoeba histolytica causes dysentery by invading the mucosa and submucosa layers of the large intestine in human beings. E. histolytica are commonly found in tropical and subtropical countries. The life cycle of E. histolytica begins and ends inside one single host, i.e., an individual human being.