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How amoebiasis can affect your health?

Amoebiasis is a condition in which the intestines are infected with Entamoeba histolytica. Entamoeba is a group of unicellular parasites (inhabiting or above other organisms) that can infect humans and animals. There are at least six types of entamoeba that can infect the human intestine, but only Entamoeba histolytica causes the disease.

Entamoeba histolytica is an amoeba. Amoebas are unicellular microscopic animals with a jelly-like consistency and irregular, constantly changing shape. Amoebas are found in water, soil, and other moist environments. They move and feed through the appendages of their bodies called pseudopodia. Amoeba is a type of microorganism (protozoa).



Symptoms at this stage tend to be mild, including loose stools and stomach cramps.

When the herbal form breaks the intestinal wall, it can enter the bloodstream and various internal organs. They can travel to your liver, heart, lungs, brain, or other organs. When the vegetative form invades the internal organs, it can cause:

  • abscess
  • infection
  • severe illness
  • death

Infestation of the intestinal lining by parasites can cause amebiasis. Amoebiasis is a more dangerous form of amebiasis that is often watery, bloody, accompanied by severe stomach cramps.



Treatment for symptomatic amebiasis depends on the situation.

Amoeba colitis


A medicine called an antibiotic is needed to treat amoebic colitis. Metronidazole is the usual antibiotic used, but tinidazole may be a good alternative. Then use a second medication. Usually, diloxanide floated to eliminate the parasites living in the intestines. After treatment is complete, a follow-up stool sample test is recommended to ensure the parasite has been removed.

In the case of amoebic colitis, there is a risk of dehydration. Dehydration means your body is lacking in water. This can happen if you drink the right amount of water to replace the water and salt lost in the stool. Therefore, it is essential to consume plenty of fluids in case of amebic colitis. Your doctor will advise you on the amount and type of water you should drink.

Amoebic liver abscess


Antibiotics are also needed to treat amebic liver abscesses. The same antibiotics are used and are usually very effective in removing blemishes in most people. Again, a second drug, usually diloxanide floated, is used to remove the parasites in the intestines. Also, if you have colitis symptoms, it is essential to drink plenty of fluids as described above.

If a substantial amebic liver abscess develops, or if antibiotic therapy is unsuccessful, surgery may be required to clear the spot. Surgery may also be required if the liver abscess. ruptures (ruptures).

According to the World Health Organization Entamoeba histolytica is the third leading cause of morbidity and morality due to parasitic disease in humans and it causes amoebiasis. Read more about it on biospectrumindia.com

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