Archive for the ‘Amebiasis’ Category

Treatment of Amebiasis

Sunday, July 20th, 2008

Normally amebiasis can be treated by antimicrobial medication. In severe cases like amebic liver abscess hospitalization and surgery is recommended. In Asymptomatic intestinal infection treatment with metronidazol iodoquinol, paromomycin, or diloxanide furoate is required. More severe cases of amebic dysentery are treated by replacing lost fluid and blood. For hepatic abscess patient may use metronidazole and tinidazole. Intravenous therapy may be useful when the patient is vomiting and medications can’t be tolerated by mouth. Oral antiparasitic medication is also useful treatment for amebiasis. There are two more drugs for Amebiasis called Luminal amebicides and Tissue amebicides.

Symptoms of Amebiasis

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

In most of the cases the disease does not show any symptoms. However, in very few cases it invades the ling of the large intestine and shows symptoms like

  • Cramps
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of appetite
  • Loose or watery stools
  • Abdominal tenderness or mild pain
  • Stomach cramps
  • Intestinal gas

Causes of Amebiasis

Saturday, July 12th, 2008

Amebiasis causes when person infected with an amoeba called Entamoeba histolytica. It is transmitted when a person eats food or drinks water contaminated by Entamoeba histolytica. It can be spread from infected person to other by stool. Amebiasis occurs because of crowded living condition. In the case of amebiasis infection can also spread through the blood to the liver,brain or other organs.

About Amebiasis

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

Amebiasis is an intestinal illness caused by the amoeba Entamoeba histolytica. In many cases, the parasite lives in a person’s large intestine without showing any symptoms. But sometimes, it invades the lining of the large intestine, causing diarrhea, stomach pains, cramping, nausea, loss of appetite, or fever. In rare cases, it can spread into other organs such as the liver, lungs, and brain. Amoebiasis is usually transmitted by contamination of drinking water and foods with feces, but it can also be transmitted indirectly through contact with dirty hands or objects as well as by anal-oral contact. The illness is very prevalent in parts of the developing world, including Africa, Latin America, India, and Southeast Asia.