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Does amebiasis usually cause many symptoms?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Diarrhea of >1 week duration, abdominal pain and tenderness, weight loss, cramps, infrequently fever.
There is usually history of travel to an endemic area beforehand.

In brief: Yes

Diarrhea of >1 week duration, abdominal pain and tenderness, weight loss, cramps, infrequently fever.
There is usually history of travel to an endemic area beforehand.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Most often not.

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).

In brief: Most often not.

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).
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Of course diarrhea, blood in stools, can also lead to severe complications need investigations both blood and stools and treatment.

In brief: Yes

Of course diarrhea, blood in stools, can also lead to severe complications need investigations both blood and stools and treatment.
Dr. Gamal Boutros
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