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Stool test positive for occult blood. E histolytica present. What does it mean?

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My recent stool sample macroscopical examination tested positive for occult blood and microscopic examination showed the following:
Cystic forms: E. Histolytica: Few
Pre- cystic forms: E. Histolytica: Few
RBC: 5 - 6
Pus cells: 30 - 35
What do these results signify?
Posted Sun, 7 Apr 2013 in Digestion and Bowels
Answered by Dr. Sundar Gnanavel 37 minutes later
Thanks for your query. Entamoeba is a common type of parasite that can cause dysentery in humans. The most common species of Entamoeba causing dysentery is Entamoeba histolytica. The presence of pus cells and red blood cells in stools also point to an infective process. I would suggest you XXXXXXX your physician with the report so that an appropriate antiparasitic drug like ornidazole can be started. The infection is usually through contaminated food items. Do clarify further if required. Wish you good health.
Dr Sundar
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