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Glossary for Amebiasis

  • Abdominal pain: A condition which is characterized by the sensation of pain that is located in the abdomen
  • Acute Appendicitis: Infection of the appendix
  • Amebic dysentery: Ameba-caused bacterial bowel infection and ulceration.
  • Bloody stool: Blood appearing in the stool.
  • Cholangitis: bile duct inflammation (cholangitis)
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Severe chronic fatigue disorder often following infection.
  • Conditions involving a pathogen: Medical conditions involving some type of pathogen, such as a virus or bacteria.
  • Diabetic Diarrhea: Diarrhea that occurs in diabetics as a result of the damage done by diabetes to the digestive system. Digestive system damage is caused by intestinal neuropathy (damage to intestinal nerves) or bacterial overgrowth or both.
  • Diarrhea: Loose or watery stool.
  • Dysentery: A general term for various bacterial digestive disorders.
  • Entamoeba histolytica: Parasitic digestive infection.
  • Fever: Elevation of the body temperature above the normal 37 degrees celsius
  • Food poisoning: Poisoning from a substance or microbe in food.
  • Giardia: Contagious parasitic digestive infection
  • Hepatitis: Any type of liver inflammation or infection.
  • 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.
  • Irritable bowel syndrome: Spasms in the colon wall
  • Lactose Intolerance: Lactose intolerance is the inability to metabolize lactose, a sugar found in milk and other dairy products, because the required enzyme lactase is absent in the intestinal system or its availability is lowered.
  • Liver mass: A abnormal mass that is located in the liver.
  • Pancreatitis: Inflammation of the pancreas causing digestive complaints.
  • Parasitic Conditions: A condition that is characterised by another organism living off another organism
  • Rectal pain: Any type of rectal pain
  • Schistosomiasis: Parasitic fluke infection in developing countries
  • 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.


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