amoebic dysentery


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amoebic dysentery

n.
Variant of amebic dysentery.

amoebic dysentery

An acute, inflammatory infection of the COLON caused by the amoeba Entamoeba histolytica , characterized by ulceration of the lining with pain and diarrhoea. The amoebae undermine the bowel lining, enter the veins in the wall of the intestine, and are carried to the liver where they may cause large abscesses.
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AMOEBIC DYSENTERY An intestinal infection usually spread through contaminated food where hygiene conditions are poor and symptoms can take several weeks to appear.
Source: WHO 1996 (205) except amoebic dysentery, bacillary dysentery dracunculiasis, dengue and RVF from WHO 1998 (200); and clonorchiasis and paragonimiasis from Muller & Morera 1994 (119).
His fame, however, rose when he became a specialist in tropical diseases, such as amoebic dysentery.
5% in the placebo arm), amoebic dysentery (0% in the active arm and 3.
There've also been plenty of bad ones with the recent run of Bridesmaids, Licence To Wed and Made Of Honour as "feelgood" as contracting amoebic dysentery from the finger-food.
The employee had been admitted into hospital after suffering amoebic dysentery that led to dehydration.
Then Peter got sick with amoebic dysentery and salmonella and spent the night in the hospital.
When the end of war was announced on August 15, 1945 Captain Ayton was already on his way home suffering from amoebic dysentery.
She developed dengue fever and amoebic dysentery, lost both her jobs and was desperate to go home.
There appears to be clear evidence of typhoid fever, amoebic dysentery and other stomach complications caused by polluted water increasing among tobacco farmers.
Nonetheless, Calvert was still a name to conjure with, and the army was saved the embarrassment of replacing him when he was invalided back to Britain suffering from amoebic dysentery and malaria.
Also known as Flagyl, MetroGel, and Protostat, it knocks out the bacterium Helicobacter pylori, as well as microbes that can cause amoebic dysentery, other intestinal ailments, and some vaginal infections.