Amoebiasis - Symptoms of amoebic dysentery

Entamoeba histolytica

Is defined as amebiasis or amoebiasis infection caused by Entamoeba histolytica, which according to their location can cause: cerebral amebiasis, hepatic amebiasis, intestinal amebiasis (amebic dysentery) and pulmonary amebiasis.

Intestinal amebiasis or amebic dysentery

It intestinal infection by Entamoeba histolytica, common in tropical countries.

After an incubation period of one week or more, the first symptoms:

Symptoms of Amebiasis

  • Malaise
  • Heavy feeling in the belly
  • Intestinal pain
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Excessive gas
  • Rectal pain on defecation
  • After a few days of diarrhea are dominating the clinical picture
  • Painful straining liquids or slurries with blood and mucus
  • Slight fever or feverishness for a few days (this symptom is important to distinguish this type of amebiasis amebiasis produced the bacillary form).
  • Because diarrhea with dehydration and thirst
  • If the situation is not remedied appears thinning, severe weakness and debility.

Cerebral Amebiasis

It is very rare this type of disease, but the amoeba can be localized in the brain by the blood from the intestine which is the normal location.

Disorders and symptoms that occur are very serious and will depend on brain centers affected by the amoeba.

Hepatic Amebiasis

As in the previous case, is the location of the amoeba in the liver through the bloodstream from the intestine. Usually result in an abscess.

Amebiasis pulmonary

In this case the amoeba reaches the lung via the blood from the intestine or liver. In lung tissue abscesses occur manifested by fever, chest pain, cough, etc..

Transmission via amoebiasis

The disease is transmitted through water, vegetables and fruit pests and also infected flies and other insects. When using human waste as fertilizer can spread the infection. Another way is transmitted orally or rectally infected person.

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