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Is it true that once you're diagnosed with entamoeba coli,it will be in your system forever?

No: There is effective treatment for this amoeba and you can be clear of it. However if you are still in the environment where you caught it you could get it again. ...Read more

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What is the difference between entamoeba histolytica and entamoeba coli?

What is the difference between entamoeba histolytica and entamoeba coli?

One is bad: E histolytica causes amebic dysentery and can cause liver abscesses, E coli is normal part of colon. . ...Read more

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What is the treatment for entamoeba coli infection?

Nothing: Entamoeba coli is considered a commensal organism that does not cause disease and does not need treatment. ...Read more

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Are entamoeba histolytica and entamoeba coli the same pathogen?

No: The latter creature usually causes no problems. The former can make you quite sick. ...Read more

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Are there any dietary limitations, to be considered/ while undergoing drug treatment for entamoeba coli? Specifically, is it ok to drink some wine?

Are there any dietary limitations, to be considered/ while undergoing drug treatment for entamoeba coli? Specifically, is it ok to  drink some wine?

See below: Entamoeba coli is generally accepted as a commensal organism that colonizes the colon. It does not cause disease and does not need treatment. The common amoeba pathogen is entamoeba histolytica which is often treated with flagyl(metronadizole). Combining Flagyl with alcohol is to be avoided because of an antibuse like reaction. ...Read more

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My baby girl 2 n half yrs old and she diagnosed in urine culture report ecoli.Entamoeba coli, how baby got infection, through water or food?

My baby girl 2 n half yrs old and she diagnosed in urine culture report ecoli.Entamoeba coli, how baby got infection, through water or food?

Entamoeba coli: Entamoeba coli is a non-pathogenic species of ameba that may live in the human gastrointestinal tract. E. Coli (not to be confused with the bacteria escherichia coli). If the e.Coli was from urine culture it was escherichia and may have been causing infection (or not), would need much more information. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with entamoeba coli cysts after a week of chronic diarrhea. Is metronidazole appropriate ?

I have been diagnosed with entamoeba coli cysts after a week of chronic diarrhea. Is metronidazole appropriate 
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Yes: Entamoeba coli is one of the protozoan parasites shown to produce intestinal infection in humans. The presence of cysts and not trophozoites makes one wonder whether this organism was there only incidentally, but its presence along with the symptoms makes infection probable. Metronidazole will be quite appropriate. Depending upon where you have been would check for other parasites. ...Read more

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How does the transmission of entamoeba histolytica happen?

How does the transmission of entamoeba histolytica happen?

Transmission. water: A tropical disease,transmitted commonly by water,food,from carriers ,not washing hands,hence by ingestion, ...Read more

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What to do if I got diagnosis with entamoeba histoltica last night in the er. what is it?

What to do if I got diagnosis with entamoeba histoltica last night in the er. what is it?

Causes dysentery : Entamoeba histolitica,is a parasite,common in temperate climates,if you visited such a country,infection,causes amoebic dysentery,with slimy diarrhea ,,though not life threatening,needs to treated,flatly orally is effective,hand washing hygiene ,is very important,in preventing spread.make it stop with you,a chronic sufferer,may be a carrier,. ...Read more