Entamoeba histolytica

What is Entamoeba histolytica?

Entamoeba histolytica is an anaerobic parasitic protozoan, part of the genus Entamoeba.It causes amebiasis.

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Doctor, my son is 6 yrs old, he is having problem of motion just after or during food intake(normally solid food) for 3 months. after stool test the result is E.H.Cyst ++ , Giardia Cyst ++ , Vegetable cells++, please advice me the exact medicine and diet

doctor1 MD

Hi,
Report shows that your son is having amebic dysentery and worm infestation.
This infection gives this problem.
He requires one anti-amebic and anti-helminth medicine course.
Consult your doctor, he will prescribe these medicine with dosage and frequency.
Give him light diet.
Keep his nail...

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Hi, we are currently living in central XXXXXXX and we have a 2.5 year old diagnosed with Entamoeba histolytica infection, going on and off for a year now. We were prescribed a treatment of Secnidazole (5-Days) followed by Diloxandide Furoate (10-Days). The whole family was on the same treatment, now we have the same symptoms once again, now with the addition of an itchy raised rash on our child's heal and palm that seems to intensify at night. What would be a recommended treatment for this? Thanks, any help is always much appreciated.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Recurrent intestinal amebiasis

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thank you for your query. I can understand your concerns.

It seems that your family members are getting repeated attacks of infection with Entamoeba histolytica (intestinal amebiasis ).
At least three fresh stool specimens should...

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my child had a motion test which results to have
Macroscopic exam: yellowish,Loose
Mucus +
Blood +
and
Microscopic exam: Puscells +
R.B.Cs +++
E.H.Cyst +
No ova

doctor1 MD

Hello
Thanks for writing to HCM

Your child is suffering from colitis (intestine infection) due to protozoa (entamoeba histolytica).
This is indicated by presence of cysts of entamoeba histolytica,pus cells,RBC etc in stool.
Your child need medicines like metronidazole.
Your child should be given...

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The stool test results indicated entamoeba histolytica cysr:1-2/hpf entamoeba histolytica trophozoite :0/1hpf Should I worry ?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Easily treated by Fasigyn!

Detailed Answer:
Hi, there is nothing to worry about.

This infection is easily treated fully within 3-5days with fasigyn and there is nothing to worry about. The main cause of this is poor handling of food and you should really work on that to avoid...

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Hello Dr.
I am 53 male into a travelling job. I had been eating at dhabas etc. too although vegetarian. i dont smoke or drink.
I have been having dysentry symptoms like bloating, gas, frequent urge to go to toilet , loose and semi slid stool. never satisfying with that stomach has got empty. for some weeks i feel ok but symptoms come back when i eat out or overeat. I dont have pain in abdoman.



my stool test done yesterday says:
no pus
no mucos
no blood
no parasite
no ova
cyst: E. histolytica (+)
no trpophozoits
pus cess 1-2
no RBC
vegetable fibres present (+)
no fat globules
bacteria present (+)
Stool Occult Bllod (FOBT) Negative
my KFT, LFT , CBC done 6 months back were ok. USG done one year back said mild fatty lever , rest ok.
Please advice if it is something serious and how can i treat myself.
Thanking You


doctor1 MD

Hi
Thanks for posting your query.
I am Dr.Ratnakar Kini and I am pleased to answer your query.

Since you are having the habit of eating in Dhabas, you are the at the risk of getting infections as evidenced by the stool test report. It is showing cysts of Entameba histolytica. You need to get...

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For the last couple of weeks I have had diarrhea, weight loss and increased body temperature. I had unprotected sex on April 11. Both she and I were tested for HIV in January and were clean, so it's unlikely that's the cause, though I will get test for HIV on Monday. The symptoms have been going on for about 2 weeks. My sexual partner is also experiencing the same symptoms. What do you think it could be?

doctor1 MD

Hello,
Thanks for the query.
Since you and your partner,both are having same symptoms of diarrhoea and fever,the chances of bacterial infection or parasitic infections are very high.
Such type of infections occur due to consumption of contaminated food or water.
Bacterial infections could be...

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have mentioned the same earlier in the medical history field

doctor1 MD

Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
Your child's stool report shows infection with Entamoeba histolytica ( cysts seen in stool test ).
The treatment includes a course of a antibiotic / antiprotozoal drugs like metronidazole .The present treatment of Enterogermina and oral rehydration is...

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I am coughing up what appears to be XXXXXXX and brown tissue.

doctor1 MD

Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.

As I believe that more information can help a physician help a patient, please answer the following questions:

1)     Are you having any history of fever, shortness of breath, sinus infection, chills or loss of weight?

2)     Do you have any pain under the right...

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i have got done routine examination of stool and the following is the result - cysts : entamoeba hystoltytica. occult blood - present trace. vegetable cells and starch - present. red blood cells 10-15/hpf and pus cells occasional. epithelial cells - present. also reaction (ph) 6.0. It is processed with normal saline preparation and iodine preparation.

Please advise what does all this mean

doctor1 MD

Hello,

Thanks for the query.

This means you have got parasitic intestinal infestation/infection called amebiasis and the causative organism is "Entamoeba histolytica".

This protozoa can affect intestine and liver also. It’s one of the common parasitic infestations. This is routinely treated with...

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I am a female, 51 yrs of age, 5 ft. 4 in. and 150 lbs and live in Tanzania, Africa. Two months ago I had a stool sample brought to a lab and learned I had g.lambia, amoeba (e. histolytica) numerous, and p/cells - 12/hpv.

I was prescribed ofloxacin tablets 400 mg 2x5 tablets and took this bacteria drug for 10 days.

Also was given Secnidazole tablets 1000 mg. Entosec - 2 tablets. I read on the internet it is good to have stools checked again for g.lambia b/c even though feeling good there may still be parasites present. So.... I brought in a stool sample yesterday and was texted just now saying that it was basically ok, just have pus cells 4/HPV. Do you think I need to get meds again? I had 12 HPV initially and really don't want more meds if I don't need them. I am feeling fine and understand this is a intestinal infection and that it is normal to have some pus cells in the stools? Please give me advice as to whether I need to take meds. There is no more diaherrea and I was just getting this test done to make sure things are ok. I don't trust the Dr. in that clinic and won't be going to see him.

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My daughters lab result says RBC (0-1), Pus Cells (1-3), Fats (Few), Bacteria (Many), Parasites (E. Histolytica Cyst: 0-1/hpf. She has loose bowel movement and does not want to eat because she is complaining of full stomach and stomach ache. She is 5 years old. Can she be given Cotrimoxazole? I remember having given her that before when she had the same symptoms under our doctor's advice. Our doctor is not around this time. Please help...

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mucus instead of diarreah

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When I go to the bathroom I feel as though I have to have a bowel movement but instead a mucus comes out. There is no pain

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hi,i am worried , because my niece has been diagnosed cysts of entamoeba histolytica in her stool examination. doctor has prescribed safim & flygyl.she cries alot, & spit milk after every feed. she is also not improving in weight.whats your opinion in it

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