Amoebiasis

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Amoebiasis, also known amoebic dysentery, is an infection caused by any of the amobae of the Entamoeba group.wikipedia
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Entamoeba histolytica

E. histolyticaEntameba histolytica
Symptoms are most common during infection by Entamoeba histolytica.
Predominantly infecting humans and other primates causing amoebiasis, ''E.

Amoeba

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Amoebiasis, also known amoebic dysentery, is an infection caused by any of the amobae of the Entamoeba group.
Other well known species include the so-called "brain-eating amoeba" Naegleria fowleri, the intestinal parasite Entamoeba histolytica, which causes amoebic dysentery, and the multicellular "social amoeba" or slime mould Dictyostelium discoideum.

Amoebic liver abscess

amoebicamoebic liver abscesses
If the parasite reaches the bloodstream it can spread through the body, most frequently ending up in the liver where it can cause amoebic liver abscesses.
A amoebic liver abscess is a type of liver abscess caused by amebiasis.

Chloroquine

Aralenchloroquine resistanceImagon (drug)
Amoebiasis in tissues is treated with either metronidazole, tinidazole, nitazoxanide, dehydroemetine or chloroquine, while luminal infection is treated with diloxanide furoate or iodoquinoline.
It is also occasionally used for amebiasis that is occurring outside the intestines, rheumatoid arthritis, and lupus erythematosus.

Metronidazole

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Amoebiasis in tissues is treated with either metronidazole, tinidazole, nitazoxanide, dehydroemetine or chloroquine, while luminal infection is treated with diloxanide furoate or iodoquinoline.
It is effective for dracunculiasis, giardiasis, trichomoniasis, and amebiasis.

Diloxanide

diloxanide furoatefuramide
Amoebiasis in tissues is treated with either metronidazole, tinidazole, nitazoxanide, dehydroemetine or chloroquine, while luminal infection is treated with diloxanide furoate or iodoquinoline.
Diloxanide is a medication used to treat amoeba infections.

Entamoeba

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Amoebiasis, also known amoebic dysentery, is an infection caused by any of the amobae of the Entamoeba group.
In 1875, Fedor Lösch described the first proven case of amoebic dysentery in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Diiodohydroxyquinoline

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Amoebiasis in tissues is treated with either metronidazole, tinidazole, nitazoxanide, dehydroemetine or chloroquine, while luminal infection is treated with diloxanide furoate or iodoquinoline.
The quinoline derivative diiodohydroxyquinoline (INN) or iodoquinol (USAN), can be used in the treatment of amoebiasis.

Dysentery

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Symptoms may include abdominal pain, diarrhea, or bloody diarrhea.
Amoebiasis, also known as amoebic dysentery, is caused by an infection from the amoeba Entamoeba histolytica, which is found mainly in tropical areas.

Anemia

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People affected may develop anemia due to loss of blood.

Parasitism

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Infection is spread through ingestion of the cyst form of the parasite, a semi-dormant and hardy structure found in feces.
Parasites include protozoans such as the agents of malaria, sleeping sickness, and amoebic dysentery; animals such as hookworms, lice, mosquitoes, and vampire bats; fungi such as honey fungus and the agents of ringworm; and plants such as mistletoe, dodder, and the broomrapes.

Nitazoxanide

Alinia
Amoebiasis in tissues is treated with either metronidazole, tinidazole, nitazoxanide, dehydroemetine or chloroquine, while luminal infection is treated with diloxanide furoate or iodoquinoline.
Studies have suggested efficacy in the treatment of cyclosporiasis, isosporiasis, and amebiasis.

Iodamoeba buetschlii

IodamoebaIodamoeba butschlii
Usually harmless, it may cause amebiasis in immunologically compromised individuals.

Cutaneous amoebiasis

Amebiasis cutisamoebiasis cutiscutaneous amebiasis
Complications of hepatic amoebiasis includes subdiaphragmatic abscess, perforation of diaphragm to pericardium and pleural cavity, perforation to abdominal cavital (amoebic peritonitis) and perforation of skin (amoebiasis cutis).
Cutaneous amoebiasis, refers to a form of amoebiasis that presents primarily in the skin.

Glochidion

Glochidion calocarpumleafflower
The Nicobarese people have attested to the medicinal properties found in Glochidion calocarpum, a plant common to India, saying that its bark and seed are most effective in curing abdominal disorders associated with amoebiasis.
calocarpum'', saying that its bark and seed are most effective in curing abdominal disorders associated with amoebiasis.

Entamoeba coli

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*Amoebiasis

Fecal–oral route

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Amoebiasis is usually transmitted by the fecal-oral route, but it can also be transmitted indirectly through contact with dirty hands or objects as well as by anal-oral contact.

Century of Progress

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The most dramatic incident in the US was the Chicago World's Fair outbreak in 1933, caused by contaminated drinking water.
From June to November, 1933, there was an outbreak of amoebic dysentery associated with the fair.

Symptom

symptomsnon-specific symptomssymptomatic
Amoebiasis can be present with no, mild, or severe symptoms.

Abdominal pain

stomach acheupset stomachabdominal discomfort
Symptoms may include abdominal pain, diarrhea, or bloody diarrhea.

Diarrhea

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Symptoms may include abdominal pain, diarrhea, or bloody diarrhea.

Necrosis

necroticnecrotizingnecrotic tissue
Complications can include inflammation and ulceration of the colon with tissue death or perforation, which may result in peritonitis.

Gastrointestinal perforation

perforationbowel perforationintestinal perforation
Complications can include inflammation and ulceration of the colon with tissue death or perforation, which may result in peritonitis.

Peritonitis

pelvic peritonitisacute peritonitiscomplication
Complications can include inflammation and ulceration of the colon with tissue death or perforation, which may result in peritonitis.