Amoebiasis history and symptoms

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]

Overview

Most infected people, perhaps 90%, are asymptomatic but this disease has the potential to make the sufferer dangerously ill. Symptoms can range from mild diarrhoea to dysentery with blood and mucus.

History and Symptoms

Usually, the illness lasts about 2 weeks, but it can come back if treatment is not given.

Mild symptoms:

Severe symptoms:

Note: In 90% of people with amoebiasis there are no symptoms.

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