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Repeated attacks of watery diarrhea, severe pain. Stool test showed pus cells, entamoeba histolytica cyst. Diagnosis and treatment?

I had gastro enteritis (watery diarrhea severe abdominal pain fever of38.5 was treated by streptoquin but since then I get repeated attacks of watery diarrhea and severe pains I almost don t eat 2 avoid stool sample revealed 50to60 pus cells and entamoeba histolytica cyst so wha is z probable diagnosis and treatment......
Asked On : Mon, 23 Jul 2012
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Entamoeba histolytica is a parasite protozoan which dwells in anerobic circumstances in the intestines.

Since the stools sample picked up this parasite, it is clear that you are infected with it.

The treatment consists of a course of antibiotic along with proper hydration and electrolyte support (ORS) to take care of dehydration. The usual antibiotic suggested is metronidazole / tinidazole if you are not allergic to it. Your physician can prescribe this antibiotic for 5-7 days.

Hope this answers your query.

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