A person with amoebiasis
will experience severe amoebic dysentery, which is indicated by abdominal cramping, diarrhoea, stool that is accompanied by blood or mucus, nausea and vomiting, loss of weight, and an intermittent fever.
Berberine is a botanic drug in clinic to treat severe diarrhoea, amoebiasis
, cholera and intestinal infections, has been admitted as Huangliansu in Chinese Pharmacopeia (Yang et al.
Patients with intestinal amoebiasis
are usually asymptomatic, but it can lead to colitis, abscess formation, perforation and rarely a tumour-like mass in the colon termed an amoeboma.
Dr Al Attar said the most common food-borne illnesses reported in Dubai are Giardiasis (a parasitic infection), Amoebiasis
(caused by amoeba), and Salmonella (a bacterial infection caused mainly by spoilt egg, meat etc).
, giardiasis, ascariasis, hookworm infection, and trichuriasis are among the most common intestinal parasitic infections worldwide and are closely related to socio-economic status, poor sanitation, inadequate medical care and absence of safe drinking water supplies [5,17,19,38,39].
Antimicrobial therapy is recommended in the management of diarrhoea caused by a few specific pathogens, such as severe cholera, shigellosis, invasive intestinal amoebiasis
, and symptomatic giardiasis.
Araujo 2004 Amoebiasis
distribution in the past: First steps using an immunoassay technique.
Minocycline was originally developed to treat a wide array of diseases such as susceptible bacterial infections of both Gram-negative and Gram-positive organisms and is currently recommended for the treatment of anthrax (inhalational, cutaneous, and gastrointestinal), moderate-to-severe acne, meningococcal (asymptomatic) carrier state, Rickettsial diseases (including Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Q fever), nongonococcal urethritis, gonorrhoea, acute intestinal amoebiasis
, respiratory tract infection, skin/soft tissue infections, and chlamydial infections (1-3).
However, PCR is used for final confirmatory identification of intestinal amoebiasis
, an occupational disease of workers; Nouv Presse Med, 1980; 9 : 532-533.
The treatment of chronic intestinal amoebiasis
with the alkaloids of Holarrhena antidysenterica (kurchi).
Parasites not confined to the skin include onchocerciasis, loiasis, the guinea worm, schistosomiasis, cutaneous amoebiasis
and the cutaneous involvement in trypanosomiasis.