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S: Amoebic dysentery

FC: Amoebic dysentery By: Karla Avila

1: In this book you will learn about amoebic dysentery | Take care

2: Definition | An infection of the intestine caused by an amoeba called Entamoeba histolytica that, among other things, can cause severe diarrhea with blood.

4: Salads washed with contaminated water are a common method of spread.

5: Transmission Amoebic dysentery is passed on by careless or negligent hygiene, where contaminated food and drink is consumed without adequate heat treatment.

6: Protist responsible amoeba

9: Symptoms: 1.stomach cramps (colic) 2.painful passage of stools (tenesmus) 3.bloody, slimy diarrhoea that's often foul smelling.

10: Treatment: Amoebic dysentery is treated with metronidazole (eg Flagyl tablets) or Tinadazole (Fasigyn). It's important to avoid drinking alcohol during treatment.

13: How to avoid infection: In practice, the only way to avoid infection with amoebic cysts is to ensure that everything you eat or drink has been washed or sterilised properly and cooked thoroughly.

15: Bibliography "Amoebic Dysentery." NetDoctor.co.uk - The UK's Leading Independent Health Website. Web. 17 Mar. 2011. .

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