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  • n. Variant of amebiasis.

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  • n. An infectious disease caused by the parasitic protozoan Entamoeba histolytica; amoebic dysentery

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  • n. infection by a disease-causing ameba


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  • Consequently for public health purposes the focus for the prevention of diseases such as amoebiasis is on water quality/water supply integrity, preventing food from being cross-contaminated with a source such as feces, and maintaining food under conditions which will inhibit bacterial growth.

    Different Frame of Reference

  • A single attack of dysentery may be "amoebiasis", which can be cured by a complete course of medication.

    Find Me A Cure

  • And so there follows a long line of possible gastrointestinal issues: giardia, shigella, amoebiasis, random and indeterminate food poisoning, hookworm, tapeworm, ringworm, and naturally the occasional mystery disease, to name a few.

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  • Consequently the chances of getting amoebiasis from "feces dust" is pretty remote.

    Different Frame of Reference

  • Instead, Entamoeba histolytica, the microorganism which causes amoebiasis ( "Amoebic Dysentery") is described as being a protozoa, with the other common categories of pathogenic microorganisms being viruses, bacteria, and the various flavors of worms.

    Different Frame of Reference

  • - Metronidazole can be used as an antibiotic, under medical supervision, with the same dose used for amoebiasis treatment and combined with penicillin or ampicillin for 6 to 10 days.

    Chapter 4

  • - In mass-treatment of amoebiasis, single dose treatment can be used:

    Chapter 4

  • - Pregnancy: a teratogenic effect is not proven, Metronidazole treatment is possible in pregnant woman and it is justified to treat amoebiasis with clinical signs.

    Chapter 4

  • For instance, the treatment of amoebiasis with a single dose of 8 tablets of 250 mg metronidazole may be preferred to a dassic

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  • In particular, rats and mice are carriers of diseases such as leptospirosis, amoebiasis, certain forms of typhus and, through their parasites, they can spread plague.

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  • Amoebiasis is a disease caused by a one-celled parasite called Entamoeba histolytica (ent-a-ME-ba his-to-LI-ti-ka).

    November 21, 2007