Berberine is a botanic drug in clinic to treat severe diarrhoea, amoebiasis
, cholera and intestinal infections, has been admitted as Huangliansu in Chinese Pharmacopeia (Yang et al.
Patients with intestinal amoebiasis
are usually asymptomatic, but it can lead to colitis, abscess formation, perforation and rarely a tumour-like mass in the colon termed an amoeboma.
Giardiasis and amoebiasis
infections in three Saudi closed communities.
Minocycline was originally developed to treat a wide array of diseases such as susceptible bacterial infections of both Gram-negative and Gram-positive organisms and is currently recommended for the treatment of anthrax (inhalational, cutaneous, and gastrointestinal), moderate-to-severe acne, meningococcal (asymptomatic) carrier state, Rickettsial diseases (including Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Q fever), nongonococcal urethritis, gonorrhoea, acute intestinal amoebiasis
, respiratory tract infection, skin/soft tissue infections, and chlamydial infections (1-3).
, an occupational disease of workers; Nouv Presse Med, 1980; 9 : 532-533.
The treatment of chronic intestinal amoebiasis
with the alkaloids of Holarrhena antidysenterica (kurchi).
Parasites not confined to the skin include onchocerciasis, loiasis, the guinea worm, schistosomiasis, cutaneous amoebiasis
and the cutaneous involvement in trypanosomiasis.
We are also grateful to: Mr J M P Fraser, then Deputy Director, Regional Laboratory Services; the Heads of the Regional Laboratory Services; the Control Technologists-In-Charge of all the participating KZN laboratories; Professor T F H G Jackson and the Amoebiasis
Research Unit staff, MRC; Mrs Natashia Morris, Health GIS Centre, Malaria Research Programme, MRC; and Dr David Katerere, PROMEC unit, MRC.
Cross-reactions can occur as a consequence of latent and post-infectious diseases prevalent in the tropics namely tuberculosis, pneumonia, amoebiasis
, rickettsial diseases, rheumatoid arthritis and chronic active hepatitis (38).
Microscopy, PCR and ELISA applied to the epidemiology of amoebiasis