Amoebic Dysentery

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Definition

Amoebic dysenery is an intestinal illness due to a microscopic parasite called Entamoeba histolytica. Anyone can be infected with Entamoeba histolytica. It is common to people living in tropical or subtropical areas and men fun of having sex with men.

Diagnosis

To diagnose the condition it is necessary to have stool exam, specimen must be fresh or not exceed to 30 minutes to prevent the growth of other bacteria. Sometimes it is done number of times from day to day to confirm the diagnosis.

Treatment

The only treatment pf Amoebic dysentery is antibiotics such as metronidazole that can be prescribe by a physician. Since the disease is accompanied by dehydration, it is important for patients to seek immediate medical attention to prevent further complications.

Symptoms and Signs

Patient of Amoebic dysentery may manifest mild to severe symptoms or sometimes no symptoms at all. Patient with symptoms will manifest nausea, loose stools, weight loss, abdominal tenderness and occasional fever. Rarely, the parasite will invade the body beyond the intestines and cause severe infection.

Causes

Entamoeba histolytica can be transmitted through a contaminated food or water containing the parasite. It can also be spread from one person to another and men who have sex with another men.

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