Intestinal Amebiasis: Diagnosis and Management

Nully Juariah, Murdani Abdullah, Inge Sutanto, Khie Chen, Vera Yuwono

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Intestinal amebiasis is an infection due to Entamoeba Histolytica and has the highest prevalence in tropical countries, including Indonesia. Amebiasis is responsible for approximately 70,000 deaths annually every year. High prevalence is found especially in endemic area which had poor hygiene and sanitation or crowded population. Human is the main reservoir, while the disease can be transmited by mechanical vector such as cokckroach and flies. Making diagnosis of intestinal amebiasis sometimes can be a problem. Clinical presentation and disease severity may be varied. Complication due to late management of the disease can be fatal. Lifestyle education, early diagnosis and proper management of amebiasis are very important measures to promote by health workers.
Original languageEnglish
JournalThe Indonesian Journal of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Digestive Endoscopy
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2005


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