As several of our patients prior to reporting to our hospital had been given antibiotics as well as anti-amoebic
drugs, this might explain the finding of 12% cases with indeterminate aetiology.
Reported research has revealed various copper complexes with anti-amoebic
, anti-inflammatory , hypoglycemic  and antimicrobial  activities.
Anaya-Velazquez et al., "Anti-amoebic
effect of gossypol in golden hamsters with experimental hepatic amoebic abscess," Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, vol.
The plant is diuretic, anti-amoebic
, anti-hypertensive, antiseptic, anti-tumour, anti-inflammatory, anti-coagulant, and anthelmintic and digestive.
Some of the other combinations are; FDCs containing two NSAIDs, anti-bacterial drugs with anti-amoebic
drugs, cephalosporins with clavulanic acid and amoxicillin or ampicillin with cloxacillin as they have no synergistic or additive effect, rather the side effects are additive.
As Acanthamoeba was identified by PCR, we started anti-amoebic
therapy as well.
In this recent audit, it was found that use of corticosteroids before the initiation of anti-amoebic
drugs is independently associated with poorer treatment outcomes.
The biological activities that are concentrated in the polyphenols fraction have shown anti-diarrhoeal and anti-amoebic
In addition, serological testing was positive for anti-amoebic
[7.] Tona L, Kambu K, Nganbi N, Cimanga K and AJ Vlictinck Anti-amoebic
and Phytochemical screening of some Congolese medicinal plants.
The exact link between brine shrimp toxicity and anti-amoebic
activity of H.
Immunofluorescence conducted on unstained slides using anti-amoebic
sera (Acanthamoebas, Balamutia and Naegleria) was also negative.