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Glossary for Amebic dysentery

  • Abscess: General name for any pus-filled lump or swelling
  • Amebic dysentery: Ameba-caused bacterial bowel infection and ulceration.
  • Anemia: Reduced ability of blood to carry oxygen from various possible causes.
  • Bacterial diseases: Diseases caused by a bacterial infection
  • Bowel conditions: Medical conditions that affect the bowels
  • Brain abscess: Pus accumulating into an abscess on the brain
  • Carrier conditions: A condition where a person is symptom-free despite a genetic or infectious disease
  • Colitis: Inflammation of the colon
  • Colon conditions: Any condition affecting the colon
  • Conditions involving a pathogen: Medical conditions involving some type of pathogen, such as a virus or bacteria.
  • Crohn's disease: Crohn's disease causes inflammation of the digestive system. It is one of a group of diseases called inflammatory bowel disease. The disease can affect any area from the mouth to the anus. It often affects the lower part of the small intestine called the ileum.
  • Dehydration: Loss of fluids in the body
  • Digestive Diseases: Diseases that affect the digestive system
  • Digestive symptoms: Any symptoms affecting the digestive tract.
  • Diseases contagious from bedding: Diseases that can be contracted from bedding
  • Diseases contagious from clothing: Diseases that are contracted from clothes
  • Diseases contagious from contaminated water: Diseases that can be contracted from contaminated water
  • Diseases contagious from food: Diseases that can be contracted from food
  • Dysentery: A general term for various bacterial digestive disorders.
  • Entamoeba histolytica: Parasitic digestive infection.
  • Gastroenteritis: Acute stomach or intestine inflammation
  • Indigestion: Various eating symptoms of indigestion (dyspepsia)
  • Inflammatory bowel disease: Inflammatory bowel disease refers to digestive symptoms resulting from chronic bowel inflammation. Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are two of the main subtypes of the disease. Scientists have discovered an array of genetic mutations which can result in an increased susceptibility to inflammatory bowel disease. Not all people with the genetic anomaly will develop the condition but it can increase the risk especially if other environmental factors are also present. The severity of the disease that develops is variable.
  • Intestinal Conditions: Conditions that affect the intestines
  • Intestinal bleeding: A condition characterized by the bleeding from the gastrointestinal tract
  • Liver abscess: Pus in the liver
  • Liver infection: Inflammation of the liver parenchyma.
  • No symptoms: The absence of noticable symptoms.
  • Parasitic Conditions: A condition that is characterised by another organism living off another organism
  • Protozoan Conditions: Any condition caused by the infection of the human being by a protozoan organism
  • Shigellosis: An infectious disease which affects the intestinal tract and is caused by the Shigella bacteria. The condition may be severe, especially in children, but may be asymptomatic in some cases. The disease can be transmitted through fecal-oral contact.
  • Ulcerative colitis: Ulcerative colitis (Colitis ulcerosa, UC) is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Ulcerative colitis is a form of colitis, a disease of the intestine, specifically the large intestine or colon, that includes characteristic ulcers, or open sores, in the colon.
  • Vague symptoms: Vague, unclear, mild or non-specific symptoms
  • Waterborne Diseases: Any diseases that is transmitted through some waterborne agent
  • Weight loss: Loss of body weight.

 

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