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How does thricuris dysentery syndrome differ from shigellosis and amebic dysentery!

How does thricuris dysentery syndrome differ from shigellosis and amebic dysentery!

...: Trichinosis is caused by eating raw or undercooked meat of animals infected with a worm called trichinella. Shigellosis is caused by bacteria called shigella, is passed from person to person and can cause bloody diarrhea. Amebiasis is caused by the parasite entamoeba histolytica. People infected with this parasite don’t always get sick (only 10-20%). ...Read more

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Dysentery (Definition)

Dysentery is a severe irritation of the digestive tract, causing stomach pain and diarrhea. This is usually caused by infection with bacteria, ...Read more


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How do amebic dysentery and bacillary dysentery differ?

How do amebic dysentery and bacillary dysentery differ?

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, or salmonella both cause diarrhea with or without mucus/blood. ...Read more

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Is it a protozoa which causes amebic dysentery and liver abscess?

Is it a protozoa which causes amebic dysentery and liver abscess?

Yes: Yes, entamoeba histolytica is the protozoan parasite that causes both diseases. ...Read more

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What protozoa cause amebic dysentery and liver abscess.?

What protozoa cause amebic dysentery and liver abscess.?

Entamoeba: The name of the organism is entamoeba histolytica. ...Read more

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What are the tests for dysentery?

What are the tests for dysentery?

Stool examination: There are multiple causes of dysentery. The presence of dysentery can be determined by naked eye examination of stools. The cause of dysentery requires microscopic examination of stools for parasites, such as e histolytica, culture for bacteria and tests for inflammatory bowel disease. ...Read more

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What are the tests for bacterial dysentery?

Culture and toxin: Stool is tested by culture and for the presence of toxins, e.g.C diff toxin. ...Read more

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Which insect cause dysentery?

No direct cause: There's no insect that directly causes dysentery. Dysentery is caused by certain bacteria or parasites that get ingested, usually in food. However, it's possible that flies could transfer those parasites from infected stool to food. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of chronic dysentery?

What are symptoms of chronic dysentery?

Bloody diarrhea: Dysentery is blood in liquid stools. Additional symptoms include, abdominal pain, cramps, vomiting, fever, dehydration etc. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms if you get dysentery?

What are the symptoms if you get dysentery?

Bloody diarrhea: Dysentery by defintion is blood in liquid stools. A person may also have abdominal pain, cramps, fever, vomiting, dehydration, weakness etc. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms associated dysentery?

What are the symptoms associated dysentery?

Bloody diarrhea: Dysentery by defintion is blood in liquid stools. A person may also have abdominal pain, cramps, fever, vomiting, dehydration, weakness etc. ...Read more