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What is the diagnosis of Amoeba histolytica ?

a child complain from abdominal pain above the umbilicus no vomiting no diarrhea ,there is constipation and diagnosed as amoeba histolytica what is the right diagnosis?
Sun, 27 Mar 2011
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OBGYN 's  Response
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Thanks for choosing HealthcareMagic forum.
The commonest cause of pain abdomen in children is abdominal colic and if they have diagnosed it as entamoeba then they must have done a stool culture to reach this diagnosis.A course of antibiotic will cure the condition.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal
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General & Family Physician Dr. Ramesh M.Vachharajani's  Response
hello,well come tohealthcaremagic,

amoebic dysentry is very common in children,but at the same time we should think of worm infestation which is equally common.
simple stool test will give conclusion
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What is the diagnosis of Amoeba histolytica ?

Hello. Thanks for choosing HealthcareMagic forum. The commonest cause of pain abdomen in children is abdominal colic and if they have diagnosed it as entamoeba then they must have done a stool culture to reach this diagnosis.A course of antibiotic will cure the condition. Dr. Rakhi Tayal