These unhygienic practices cause diarrhea, amoebiasis
, cholera and typhoid fever, etc.
County officials say it is amoebiasis
, critics and some medics say it is cholera.
outbreak in Meru has continued to spread in parts of Tigania West, claiming seven lives in the last two weeks.
Vernonia amygadalina leaves are eaten in eastern Uganda (53) but also used to treat fever, measles, amoebiasis
, influenza, convulsions (51) and stomach ache (7) Although malaria is one of the commonest diseases encountered during pregnancy, only V.
3] The WHO estimated that globally, there are 800-1000 million cases of ascariasis, 700-900 million of hookworm infection, 500 millions of trichuriasis, 200 million of giardiasis, and 500 million of amoebiasis
officer-in-charge of the Albay provincial health office, said laboratory results confirmed that the diarrhea was due to amoebiasis
, acute gastroenteroritis secondary to E.
In Peru, Moro and colleagues (14) reported annual disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) for CE as high as those of malaria and amoebiasis
, using for their analysis the 2 189 human CE cases recorded in 2007 by the Ministry of Health.
Fresh vegetables in Dir districts were moderately contaminated by intestinal parasites, which are source of infection with amoebiasis
, ascariasis, taeniasis, trichuriasis and others.
Outline of underlying diagnoses necessitating multiple repeat laparotomy Underlying Diagnosis Incidence General Surgery (n = 43) Appendicitis 10 (23%) Malignancies 6 (14%) Peptic Ulcer Disease 4 (9%) Herniae 4 (9%) Adhesive Bowel Obstruction 4 (9%) Intestinal infections (tuberculosis, 3 (7%) amoebiasis
, mucormycosis) Diverticular Disease 1 (2%) Caecal volvulus 1 (2%) Intussusception 1 (2%) Gallbladder empyema 1 (2%) Definitive diagnosis never established 4 (9%) Other 4 (9%) Trauma (n = 29) Gunshot Abdomen 10 (34%) Stab Abdomen 10 (34%) Blunt Abdominal Trauma 9 (31%) Table 2.
Effect of Single Dose of Secnidazole in Treatment of Intestinal Amoebiasis
Although no distinct clinical criteria exist for distinguishing ALA and PLA, the differential diagnosis can be made based on the following criteria- younger age, resident, or recent travel to areas of endemic amoebiasis
, diarrhoea, and marked abdominal pain raise clinical suspicion of ALA.
He also referred to pseudo resistance, non adherence to compliance with therapy, use of sub-standard medications, substance abuse, oral contraceptives, steroids and amoebiasis