amoebiasis


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amoebiasis

(ăm′ə-bī′ə-sĭs)
n.
Variant of amebiasis.

amoebiasis

Infection with the protozoan Entamoeba histolytica, a pathogen associated with poor sanitary conditions.
Clinical findings Anorexia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea.
Diagnosis O&P in stool.
Management Diloxanide furoate, paromomycin, metronidazole plus a luminal agent.

amoebiasis

A group of disorders caused by the amoeba, Entamoeba histolytica . It may include AMOEBIC DYSENTERY, widespread damage to the large intestine and abscesses in the liver (AMOEBIC ABSCESS), lungs and brain.
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Amoebiasis is described as an infection of the gastrointestinal system.
Diarrhoea in LA could be due to associated intestinal amoebiasis and could be part of colonic condition predisposing to LA.
In addition, a number of studies and routine diagnosis in Ethiopia pointed out that amoebiasis is one of the most widely dispersed diseases [5].
Clinical features of amebiasis range from asymptomatic colonization to amoebic dysentery and invasive extra intestinal amoebiasis, the latter in some cases in the form of liver abscesses (13).
The list of differential diagnoses to be considered in the returning febrile traveller is excessively long, comprising a few other (usually not life-threatening, with the possible exception of amoebiasis) parasitic diseases, but also a wealth of non-parasitic illnesses.
Intestinal amoebiasis, giardiasis and geohelminthiases: their association with other intestinal parasites and reported intestinal symptoms.
Amoebiasis is a ubiquitous disease, endemic to Asia, Africa and South America, is an infection by Entamoeba histolytica, affecting young to middle-aged adults.
A panoply of diseases--not only the well-publicized AIDS but lesser-known scourges such as hepatitis A, B, and C; herpes; cytomegalovirus; gay bowel syndrome; amoebiasis; anal warts and anal cancer; shigellosis; chlamydia; gonorrhea; and syphilis--serve to truncate the average gay's life expectancy to roughly 50 years.
Cases were reported on Tuesday afternoon in Kianjai and Mbeu wards, where residents feared a cholera outbreak but the county health officer reported a case of amoebiasis.
Fresh vegetables in Dir districts were moderately contaminated by intestinal parasites, which are source of infection with amoebiasis, ascariasis, taeniasis, trichuriasis and others.
Although no distinct clinical criteria exist for distinguishing ALA and PLA, the differential diagnosis can be made based on the following criteria- younger age, resident, or recent travel to areas of endemic amoebiasis, diarrhoea, and marked abdominal pain raise clinical suspicion of ALA.