Persistent abdominal pain of a middle aged old female– Think of Amoebic Colitis

  • Chowdhury Rifat Niger Specialist, Gastroenterology, United Hospital, Gulsan 2, Dhaka
  • Chowdhury Akram Uz Zaman General Physician, Mac-field Clinic, Sydney, Australia
  • Raj Chowdhury Resident Medical Officer, BIRDEM, Shagbag, Dhaka
  • Tamzeed Hossain Senior House Officer, United Hospital,Gulsan- 2, Dhaka
  • Tania Mahbub Associate Consultant, Nephrology, United Hospital, Gulshan-2, Dhaka
  • Rawshan Arra Khanam Consultant pulmonologist, Ingenious Health Care Ltd, Dhaka
Keywords: Amoebic colitis, Amoebiasis, Amebomas, Entamoeba Histolytica, Metronidazole.

Abstract

Amebic colitis, also known as amebiasis, is a gastrointestinal disorder caused by invasion of the intestine by the protozoan parasite, Entamoeba histolytica. Although primarily a disease found in underdeveloped countries, this condition may exist in patients who have recently travelled these area. Obtaining an accurate history and testing are crucial for correctly diagnosing and treating amebic colitis. Here we are reporting a case of Amoebic Colitis who has presented with severe abdominal pain and diarrhoea.

Bangladesh Crit Care J March 2019; 7(1): 58-60

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2019-03-27
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Niger, C., Zaman, C., Chowdhury, R., Hossain, T., Mahbub, T., & Khanam, R. (2019). Persistent abdominal pain of a middle aged old female– Think of Amoebic Colitis. Bangladesh Critical Care Journal, 7(1), 58-60. https://doi.org/10.3329/bccj.v7i1.40768
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