A type of gastro, is a cause of diarrhoea among travellers . It is caused by a parasite known as Entamoeba histolytica ( Ent.Histolytica) that infects the bowel. Amoebiasis most commonly affects young to middle-aged adults. Proper handwashing helps prevent the spread of amoebiasis.

It is a parasitic infection of the colon with the amoeba Entamoeba histolytica.

Amoebiasis infection is most common in tropical areas with untreated water. It spreads through drinking or eating uncooked food, such as fruit, that may have been washed in contaminated local water.
If symptoms occur, they may be mild and include cramping and diarrhoea. Bloody stools, fever and, rarely, liver abscess may occur in severe cases.

-caused by the amoeba Entamoeba Histolytica.
-A person suffers from amoebic dysentery when he takes in food and water contaminated with cysts of the amoeba.

-weight loss
-abdominal discomfort
-Diarrhoea which may include blood or mucus with periods of constipation

Symptomatic amoebiasis can be treated with administration of metronidazole, followed by eliminating any organisms present in the colon by a luminal amoebicide.
Asymptomatic carriers are treated by giving a luminal amebicide. This reduces the risk of transmission.

Amoebic dysentery can be treated by both Allopathic and Homoeopathic treatment. The infection is usually cleared within 13-14 days upto 4 weeks. The elimination of the amoebic cysts from the intestine is necessary to prevent recurrence.

- Stool Examination under microscope to detect the cysts in stool
-CBC with ESR

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