amoebic dysentery


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Related to amoebic dysentery: bacillary dysentery, malaria
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Synonyms for amoebic dysentery

inflammation of the intestines caused by Endamoeba histolytica

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Amoebic dysentery is a parasitic infection of the colon and is most common in tropical areas with untreated water.
Additional criteria used were the clinical features, past history of amoebic dysentery and demonstration of Entamoeba Histolytica in stool.
The most common cases among the food borne illnesses related to amoebic dysentery (153), salmonellosis (113) and typhoid and paratyphoid (115).
Put another way, he's about as funny as amoebic dysentery.
Amoebic dysentery was very debilitating, and the medicine made him feel even worse" (NY: Amistad P, 1988: 329).
Al-Safani listed several diseases that are common in Ramadan, including dysentery, typhoid, viral hepatitis A and amoebic dysentery. He warned Yemenis about food poisoning caused by the misuse of pesticides as well as canned food that has spoiled before its expiry date because of poor storage.
These events are captured in an equally astounding documentary called Burden of Dreams, which chronicles the stranger-than-fiction events plaguing the film, including skirmishes with hostile natives, inclement weather, battles with the laws of physics, and the eventual abandonment of the film's first version due to Jason Robards's digestive tract being ravaged by amoebic dysentery (though many dispute these circumstances, holding that Mick Jagger and Jason Robards became exasperated by Herzog and walked off the film).
She underwent a partial hysterectomy and was admitted to hospital with amoebic dysentery.
Hashima, head of Quzqol Ayaq village clinic, said the people mostly drank stagnant water from the natural pools, which caused a variety of diseases such as diarrhea, amoebic dysentery, kidney stones, cholera and malaria.
Potable water that has been tainted with sewage during the floods can also cause amoebic dysentery, which is potentially fatal to the young, the elderly and the infirm whose immune systems are compromised.
She has also battled ulcers, amoebic dysentery, bursitis, and had a benign brain tumour removed in 1997.
The leaves of rhubarb which contain oxalic acid can be highly poisonous but it's dried and powdered roots have been used for centuries to treat a number of intestinal complaints, including amoebic dysentery.
One casual sip of unprocessed water can result in an episode of typhoid, jaundice or amoebic dysentery. Despite our awareness of the consequences of drinking ' impure' water, most of us are confused about how we should process water to make it safe and healthy for drinking.
(19) In vitro studies have verified that Brucea javanica extracts are effective as amoebicides, (20) and clinical studies have shown it to be an effective agent in the treatment of amoebic dysentery (21), (22) and malaria.