How should asymptomatic amebiasis be treated?

Updated: Jul 19, 2019
  • Author: Vinod K Dhawan, MD, FACP, FRCPC, FIDSA; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Asymptomatic amebiasis in nonendemic areas should be treated with a luminal agent (iodoquinol, paromomycin, or diloxanide furoate) to eradicate infection. Asymptomatic Entamoeba dispar infections should not be treated, but education should be pursued.


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