CLINICAL MANAGEMENT GUIDELINE

Amebic infection

ICD10: Amebiasis, unspecified [A06.9]

Treatment: Anti Microbial for symptomatic presentation

It's an intestinal infection caused by the protozoan Entamoeba histolytica, it could be either asymptomatic or symptomatic. It can spread hematologically to the liver and cause an abscess.


Clinical Goal: 1. Eradication of Entamoeba Histolytica (negative stool testing). 2. Clinical Improvement of; --Diarrhea --Abdominal pain; generalized or RUQ. --Weight loss. -- Hepatic manifestations. -- Rt lung pathology.

Treatments

Level 1 / 2
pharmacological
Metronidazole
ROUTE
Oral
DOSE
13.000 mg
FREQUENCY
T.I.D.
pharmacological
Paromomycin
ROUTE
Oral
DOSE
10.000 mg
FREQUENCY
T.I.D.

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