What is Amoebic Dysentery?
What is Amoebic Dysentery?

Amoebic dysentery (or amebic dysentery) is a type of dysentery caused primarily by the amoeba Entamoeba histolytica. Amoebic dysentery is transmitted through contaminated food and water.
Amoebae spread by forming infective cysts which can be found in stools, and spread if whoever touches them does not sanitize their hands. There are also free amoebae, or trophozoites, that do not
form cysts.

Amoebic dysentery is most common in developing countries although it is occasionally seen in industrialized countries, and not just in travelers. Although it is commonly associated with tropical climates, the first documented case was in St Petersburg, Russia which is near the arctic circle. Amoebic dysentery is often confused with "traveler's diarrhea", or "Montezuma's Revenge" in Mexico,
because of the prevalence of both in developing nations. In fact, most traveler's diarrhea is bacterial or viral in origin. Liver infection, and subsequent amoebic abscesses can occur. Blood may be present in stool.

It can be considered equivalent to intestinal amoebiasis.

Western Medicine Treatment

Amoebic dysentery can be treated with metronidazole but must be followed up with a second lumenal drug to eliminate amoebae from the intestines.

Adopted from mayoclinic.com