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Amoebiasis

Amoebiasis: Introduction

Amoebiasis: An infectious disease caused by a free-living amoebic parasite called Entamoeba histolytica. The organism infects the bowel and causes gastroenteritis. Infection occurs through ingesting contaminated food or water. It is more common in countries with poor sanitation. The incubation period may last from days to weeks before symptoms appear. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Amoebiasis is available below.

Symptoms of Amoebiasis

Treatments for Amoebiasis

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Amoebiasis?

Amoebiasis: Related Patient Stories

Amoebiasis: Complications

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Causes of Amoebiasis

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Misdiagnosis and Amoebiasis

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria, but can also kill the ...read more »

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Definitions of Amoebiasis:

Infection by a disease-causing ameba - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

 

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