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see dysenterydysentery
, inflammation of the intestine characterized by the frequent passage of feces, usually with blood and mucus. The two most common causes of dysentery are infection with a bacillus (see bacteria) of the Shigella group, and infestation by an ameba,
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amebiasis

[‚am·ē′bī·ə·səs]
(medicine)
A parasitic disease of humans caused by the ameba Entamoeba histolytica, characterized by clinical-pathological intestinal manifestations, including an acute dysentery phase. Also known as amebic dysentery.
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[6] World Health Organization, "Amoebiasis," WHO Weekly Epidemiological Record, vol.
Parasitic protozoa that infects intestinal tract includes Entamoeba histolytica, Giardia lamblia, and Cryptosporidium species, the causative agents of amoebiasis, giardiasis, and cryptosporidiosis, respectively.
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The diseases include also conditions resulting from improper nutrition, measles, diphtheria, tuberculosis, typhoid fever, shigellosis, cholera, amoebiasis, tapeworm infestations and other helminthiases.
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The regimen of treatment has been described for several important conditions like CNS disorders (epilepsies, neurocysticercosis), cardiovascular diseases (congestive heart failure, myocardial infarction, hypertension), sexually transmitted diseases (STD), bacterial (tuberculosis, leprosy), viral (HIV) or protozoal (amoebiasis) infections, gastro-intestinal disorders (GERD, diarrhoea), cancer, etc.