Table of contents:
- You need to know the enemy by sight
- Symptoms and consequences
- How to protect yourself and your loved ones?
Last updated 10 February 2018 at 12:21
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If you are prone to self-medication, remember: in some cases it can end in failure.
For example, general malaise, increasing abdominal pain, frequent loose stools with blood and mucus can be a sign of amebiasis (amoebic dysentery, amoebic colitis).
- 1 You need to know the enemy by sight!
- 2 A series of transformations
- 3 Methods of diagnosis and treatment
- 4 Symptoms and effects
- 5 Gateway for disease
- 6 Prevention is the best insurance
7 How to protect yourself and your loved ones?
7.1 Similar articles
You need to know the enemy by sight
Symptoms and course of amebiasis are similar to the picture of bacterial dysentery. Therefore, when diagnosing "dysentery", it is necessary to find out whether an amoeba has settled in the body. This requires laboratory tests. If large vegetative forms are found in the smear, there is an acute period.
With cyst carriers or chronic asymptomatic course, cysts will be visible. When diagnosing amebiasis liver abscess, an immunological method is used to detect antibodies. In some cases, a coprogram or colonoscopy is performed.
Patients are hospitalized in the infectious diseases department. First of all, they suppress the clinical symptoms of the disease, compensate for the loss of blood, fluid and electrolytes, while simultaneously killing the participants in the invasion. Successful treatment requires complex therapy.
Amebicidal drugs are divided into several groups:
- direct action
- indirect action
Symptoms and consequences
State policy should be aimed at strengthening and expanding epidemiological services involved in the destruction of insects - vectors of infection, sanitization of public latrines, city dumps, inspection of food places, trade.
Service workers should be systematically screened for cysts. In medical institutions, it is periodically necessary to post an information message on the topic "Dysentery amoeba".
How to protect yourself and your loved ones?
As they say, forewarned is forearmed. Conduct a clarification discussion with family members. Treat your hands thoroughly with an antibacterial agent after using the toilet, before eating, and after playing with pets. Take out the trash often.
In a family, everyone should have a personal washcloth and towel. Give your guests a new toothbrush, washcloth and a clean towel to stay overnight. Cheaper will come out.
When planning your vacation trip, make sure there is no outbreak of amebiasis in the country you are visiting. On vacation, beware of using unboiled water from open reservoirs for cooking.
You should be aware that on soggy soap in a public toilet, dangerous viruses, bacteria and other microorganisms of little use can be grouped. It is better for such a case to have an antibacterial gel and wet wipes with you, which will also work after traveling on public transport. Electric hand dryers are also dangerous. It is best to carry a clean handkerchief with you.