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Does Amebiasis Infection Have A Permanent Effect On The Intestines
The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more
How do you tell if you have invasive amebiasis infection or one that can be cured with paromomycin alone? Is blood or pus in stool always required? ?
Amoebiasis: Invasive disease is extraintestinal and usually involves at least the liver, and many other organ systems may be involved, including heart, lungs, brain. You will usually be symptomatic when this occurs. Intestinal amoebiasis can usually be discerned on microscopic exam of stool specimens to check for efficacy of therapy. ...Read more
Amebiasis: 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 ; bloody diarrhea. In rare cases it has seeded other parts of the body such as the brain or liver (where it can form an abscess). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more
No place for herbs: No place for herbs. If 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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sml Bowel Infections: Infections in the small bowel not common. Trophermya whippeli is the classic one. It causes malabsorption and diarrhea and systemic complaints of fatigue, weight loss and can even lead to disordered thinking. Inflammatoy bowel disease may be due to bacteria but not yet identified. Set up for an infection from normal gut flora would be a cancer or blood clot w/tissue damage to the intestine. ...Read more
Called enteritis : Infection of small intestines is called enteritis which usually causes diarrhea but if it has stomach infection with it it is called gastroenteritis and nausea and vomiting is added to the symptoms. It is hard to scope the small intestine but there is a technique called capsular endoscopy utilized now to look for small intestine lesions. ...Read more
Amebisasis is an infection, most commonly of the intestines, due to entamoeba histolytica, a parasite. Symptoms of infection can include abdominal pain, diarrhea, weighjt loss, fevers and, less commonly, blood in the stool. Diagnosis can be made by blood and/or stool tests. Treatment involves at least ten ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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