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How dangerous is amoebiasis

A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Often no symptoms: Amebiasis causes illness in 10- 20% of those infected. It can lead to loose stool, cramps & abdominal pain. Severe form (dysentery) can lead to fever ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
GI : Of the 10% to 20% of people who become symptomatic from e. Histolytica infection it is usually mild with loose stool, abdominal pain & cramping. In ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Amebiasis: Amebiasis which is an intetinal protozoan is usually treated with flagyl.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Anti-protozoal agent: is used.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
30 years experience Gastroenterology
Several: Metranidazole, Tinidazole, Nitroimidazole and some luminal (phenobarbital) agents (paromomycin or diloxanide).
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Amoebiasis: Of the 10% to 20% of people who become symptomatic from e. Histolytica infection it is usually mild with loose stool, abdominal pain & cramping. In ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Amoebiasis: The only way to know would be to test her stool for ova and parasites.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience Gastroenterology
It could: Only way to know is to submit stool studies. Unfortunately it may be difficult to detect.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience Radiology
Why?: Your pediatrician can give you many good rehydrating suggestions. Please consult one for the best choice.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Three: And they need to be loose ones. Most amebiasis is not symptomatic. It's good not to miss it. Best wishes.
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