Amebic Dysentery Quiz

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Content updated on Jun 1, 2022

What is amebic dysentery?

Infection of the gut with micro-organisms called amoeba. It can be caused by contaminated food and water.

Symptoms of amebic dysentery

  • Fever

  • Abdominal pain

  • Blood in stool

  • Diarrhea

  • Attracted to others of the same sex

  • Lower left abdomen or tummy pain

  • Nausea or vomiting

Questions your doctor may ask to check for amebic dysentery

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose amebic dysentery

  • Do you have a fever?

  • Do you have abdominal pain (stomach ache)?

  • Is there blood in your stool?

  • Do you have loose stools or diarrhea?

  • Are you homosexual?

Treatment for amebic dysentery

Treatment is with antibiotics to kill the amoeba. This may require several weeks to ensure the parasites are fully cleared. In severe cases of dehydration, hospitalization may be needed for monitoring and fluids to be given through a needle in the vein.

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Maxwell J. Nanes, DO

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Yoshinori Abe, MD

Internal medicine

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