Dysentery is an inflammation of the intestine which would result in diarrhea with blood. Abdominal pain or cramps and fever are some of the other symptoms observed in patients. Dysentery could either be amoebic caused by amoebiasis or bacillary dysentery which is caused by bacterial infection.
HOW IS DYSENTERY DIAGNOSED?
Clinical diagnosis of dysentery is through examination of your symptoms and medical history. General physician may order for stool and blood tests for confirming diagnosis. The doctor may look for presence of specific virus or parasites in blood and stools
HOW IS DYSENTERY TREATED?
Antibiotic medications are effective in the treatment of dysentery caused by bacterial organisms. Diarrhea and vomiting is treated by fluid and electrolyte replenishment is also a component of successful treatment. In some cases IV fluids are recommended for quick recovery.
DID YOU KNOW?
With the right mode of treatment, dysentery ought to settle down in 3-4 days.