Parasitic Gastroenteritis


Amebiasis is a disease caused by a parasite called Entamoeba histolytica. Only about 10% to 20% of people who are infected with E. Histolytica become sick from the infection.

Please keep practicing good hygiene habits to prevent getting infected with the parasite.
  • Symptoms
  • Diarrhea

    • Bloody

    • Mucus, Watery

    • Gradually increases


    Abdominal pain

    • Nonspecific, non-focal

    • Crampy

    • For last 3 months or more

    • In the bottom right region, Started around the navel then shifted to lower right

    • Severe

    • Gradually increases


    Poor appetite


    Weight loss



    • Greater than or equal to 38°C (100.4°F), Less than 38°C (100. 4°F)

    Abdominal bloating

    Sore abdomen

    • Lower left quadrant of abdomen

    Bleeding from anus

  • Risk factors
  • Area of poor sanitation

    or Consumption of contaminated food or water

  • Treatment
  • Several antibiotics are available to treat amebiasis. Treatment must be prescribed by a physician. You will be treated with only one antibiotic if your E. Histolytica infection has not made you sick. You probably will be treated with two antibiotics (first one and then the other) if your infection has made you sick.
  • Recommended specialist
  • If you have Parasitic Gastroenteritis, then a visit to a gastroenterologist is highly recommended.

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