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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Stool examination: Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (elisa) is used to detect antigens from e histolytica in stool samples. Several kits are commercially available. Mi ... Read More

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A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Infection : It is when you are infected by a parasite, either by eating it accidentally or contamination. The effects depend on the type of parasite.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience in Pediatrics
Same as...: In adults: Metronidazole or similar medication.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
No specific diet: Amebic colitis is first treated with a nitroimidazole derivative (metronidazole being the only one available in the United States), followed by a lumi ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Giardia: This organism lives in many water sources, and can also be transmitted by the fecal-oral route often on the hands of food preparers or servers. It is ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Entamoeba: The name of the organism is entamoeba histolytica.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
38 years experience in Neurology
Yes: Of course diarrhea, blood in stools, can also lead to severe complications need investigations both blood and stools and treatment.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
40 years experience in Pediatrics
Bacteria: Shigella is a bacteria that causes gastroenteritis called shigellosis.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Different organisms: Amebic dysentry is caused by a parasite amoeba called antamoeba histolytica.And bacilary dysentry is caused by several bacteria like e coli.Schigella ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Go back to doctor: You should be seen and re-examined and have stool specimens and possibly imaging studies. The abdominal pain may or may not be in any way related to t ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience in Infectious Disease
Typhoid: The bacterium that causes typhoid fever.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
22 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes, but: It is more likely to come from an infected animal such as poultry than from another person infected with it.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
No: The latter creature usually causes no problems. The former can make you quite sick.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yes: It's caused by plasmodium, which is a mosquito-born parasite.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Good Hygiene and...: Good handwashing and be careful of the water.These diseases are spread thru feces and sewage.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Henry Selke
15 years experience in Infectious Disease
...: Trichinosis is caused by eating raw or undercooked meat of animals infected with a worm called trichinella. Shigellosis is caused by bacteria called s ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
Culture: By stool culture.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience in General Surgery
Yes, by definition: Infectious means that it is contagious from one person to another.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sean O Donovan
33 years experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Maybe: The above list of infections will all cause loose stools, but so do so many other things that the only way to differentiate between them is to see you ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Ulcerative colitis: Whipworms have been suggested as a potential treatment. See www.Scientificamerican.Com/article.Cfm?Id=helminthic-therapy-mucus.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience in General Surgery
Yes, but: Fortunately almost all enteric organism are exquisitely sensitive to heat and handwashing. So after your bowel movements, wash hands thoroughly. If ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience in Infectious Disease
Intestinal infection: Giardia lamblia is a protozoan acquired usually by contaminated water that primarily causes diarrhea that can last for weeks or more. It can be treate ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
9 years experience in Infectious Disease
By insects: The causative agent of chagas disease (t. Cruzi) is transmitted by bloodsucking insects or kissing bugs.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicolas Melgarejo
17 years experience in Infectious Disease
No: Cholera is caused by vibrio cholerae, and is mainly a secretory diarrhea, or to put it more simply, abundant aqueous diarrhea, which will lead to dehy ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Judy Black
21 years experience in Pediatrics
Many possibilities: Muscle twitches can be caused by a wide variety of things. More common causes are caffeine, stress and nutrient deficiency. If you were having a lot o ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Colitis: This organism causes colitis in patients given antibiotis. The antibiotics kill the normal flora in the colon and allow c diff to grow. It releases a ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
No: Lyme disease is caused by a bacterium called a spirochete. The class of the organism is Borrelia.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Chest pain: Do not understand what you are asking. You must see a doctor to assess the cause of your chest pain. This cannot be done over the internet. Go and get ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yes: Metronidazole is effective in managing amoebiasis.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Amoebiasis: Invasive disease is extraintestinal and usually involves at least the liver, and many other organ systems may be involved, including heart, lungs, bra ... Read More

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