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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26), (27), (28) It is noted as an effective agent for bacterial and amoebic dysentery, (27), (28) and is traditionally used in the treatment of malaria, nose bleeds and hemorrhoids, as well as externally to treat infestation with Trichomonas vaginitis.
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Amoebic dysentery is the usual consequence of infection, and amoebic liver abscesses not uncommonly form as a result of haematogenous spread of parasite along the portal vein.
Amoebic dysentery is particularly common in countries without reliable sanitation, such as in South East Asia, South America and parts of Africa, because the amoeba spreads through infected water.
But despite an early scare in Central America, when Peter got amoebic dysentery and salmonella, everyone had developed constitutions of steel by December.
Subsequently, while serving in Thailand, he contracted a bad case of amoebic dysentery which affected his health permanently.
There are many possible causes of this, including giardia - a singlecelled parasite present in most places where hygiene is poor - and amoebic dysentery.
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But fission often fails with Entamoeba, a gut parasite of reptiles akin to the organism that causes amoebic dysentery in people.
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