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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

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Gastroenteritis (Definition)

A condition in which a person has vomiting and diarrhea due to an infection with "stomach flu" viruses. It is contagious, and usually resolves without treatment except for over-the-counter Pedialyte or other ...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 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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Home remedies for amoebic dysentery in toddlers..?

Home remedies for amoebic dysentery in toddlers..?

Papaya seeds but...: Papaya seeds have been found to be surprisingly effective for many parasites, including amoeba.You can try 1 tsp of ground papaya seeds in a smoothie once a week for 3 weeks.But amoebiasis can be serious & hard to eradicate.I don't know if papaya seeds treat the cyst form, so consider pharmaceuticals, though the best for amoeba, timdamax, is not advised for toddlers.Please retest to see if it worked! ...Read more

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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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What are tests for typhoid fever?

What are tests for typhoid fever?

Blood culture: The best way to diagnose typhoid (after asking the right questions and clinical suspicion!) is to culture blood, stool, or sometimes even bone marrow. The older "widal test" (demonstrating anti-somatic and anti-flagellar antibodies in blood) is unreliable, but often used in the developing world due to its low cost. There are newer antigen/antibody tests becoming available. ...Read more

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What are the tests for clostridium difficile infection?

What are the tests for clostridium difficile infection?

C. diff: Both the bacterial toxin and the gene coding for the toxin can be found in the diarrheal stool. Additionally, the diarrhea has a peculiar mousy/musty aroma. ...Read more

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What are tests for ulcerative colitis?

What are tests for ulcerative colitis?

Ulcerative colitis: Ulcerative colitis can be relatively easy to diagnose because it normally affects only the colon and rectum and usually causes an obvious change in daily bowel habits, such as frequent stools containing blood or mucus. Your doctor will conduct a medical history and physical exam before doing other tests. ...Read more

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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 is amoebic dysentery and cure?

What is amoebic dysentery and cure?

Dysentery broadly: Rrefers to gastrointestinal disorders characterized by inflammation of the intestines, chiefly the colon. The world health organization (who) defines dysentery as any episode of diarrhea in which blood is present in loose, watery stools. Antibiotic medications that are effective in the treatment of dysentery caused by bacterial organisms include: ceftriaxone, , ciprofloxacin, sulfa, flagel. ...Read more

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What are the tests for clostridium difficile infections?

What are the tests for clostridium difficile infections?

Stool test: The most commonly used tests for c diff are two different stool tests. One test looks for the unique toxin which c diff produces that causes the diarrhea. The other test searches for the gene (dna) that is specific to c diff and encodes the information to produce the toxin. ...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 are the tests for salmonella infection?

What are the tests for salmonella infection?

Salmonella: Usually, infections with salmonellae can be diagnosed by culture of the bacterium from the blood or stool. ...Read more

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What are the tests for amebiasis?

What are the tests for amebiasis?

Stool examination: Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (elisa) is used to detect antigens from e histolytica in stool samples. Several kits are commercially available. Microscopic examination of stool for the parasite is not usually sensitive enough. ...Read more

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What are tests for tick-borne illnesses?

What are tests for tick-borne illnesses?

Just that: Generally these test your blood for the presence of types of antibodies directed against the organisms carried by ticks. These are numerous and usually performed as a panel of tests, either in the hospital in your area or in a reference laboratory. ...Read more

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What tests can differentiate shigella boydii and shigella flexneri without doing serological tests?

Shigella: I don't know how technical you want to get. Initially, culture will reveal one of the four shigella species. Then there are many laboratory protocols to separate them if necessary. One way is to use agglutination tests for each of the species. Check out appendix D of this manual: http://www.antimicrobialresistance.dk/data/images/protocols/gfn_shigellaserotypification-final-29-06-10.pdf ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Dysentery (Definition)

Dysentery = inflammatory disorder of intestines. It is a gastroenteritis that can caused by bacteria, viruses, parasites, or protozoa & be accompanied by fever, bloody ...Read more