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What do you recommend for entamoeba histolytica infection?
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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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