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what do you recommend for entamoeba histolytica infection?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Treat Entamoeba: If a confirmed diagnosis, standard treatment is Metronidazole orally or iv. Tinidazole or Chloroquine can be substituted. Response to rx usually occurs in 4 days. Most experts recommend the addition of iodoquinol, diloxanide, or paromomycin to eradicate residual amebae in the gut. Be sure there is no pyogenic coinfection. Watch for rare complications of amebic abscesses, as well.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

I'm curious. What symptoms go along with entamoeba histolytica infection?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Entamoeba symptoms: Symptoms of e.Histolytica depend on the clinical manifestions of infection. With intestinal disease see: noninvasive instestinal colonization, diarrhea in HIV patients, acute amebic rectocolitis, chronic nondysenteric intestinal ameiasis, ameboma, toxic megacolon, amebic peritonitis due to perforation, anebic strictures. Also, may get liver abscess, brain abscess, venereal infection, skin disease.
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A 33-year-old member asked:

What's the most effective way to treat entamoeba histolytica infection?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Several: Metronidazole (flagyl) is good, tinidazole, iodoquinol and other antiparasitics are available. Most readily, metronidazole.
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A 25-year-old member asked:

Are there safe alternative therapies for entamoeba histolytica infection?

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Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Yes: Once infection is diagnosed, multiple treatment regimen are available. The optimal regimen will depend upon type and extent of infection.

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