Dientamoeba Fragilis Infection Questions & Answers

Updated: Jul 31, 2018
  • Author: Maria A Garcia Fernandez, MD; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is Dientamoeba fragilis and how is it transmitted?

What is the pathophysiology of Dientamoeba fragilis infection?

What is the global prevalence of Dientamoeba fragilis infection?

What is the morbidity associated with Dientamoeba fragilis infection?

Which age groups have the highest prevalence of Dientamoeba fragilis infection?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of Dientamoeba fragilis infection?

What are the GI signs and symptoms of Dientamoeba fragilis infection?

What are the nonintestinal signs and symptoms of Dientamoeba fragilis infection?

Which physical findings are characteristic of Dientamoeba fragilis infection?

How is Dientamoeba fragilis infection transmitted?

DDX

What conditions should be considered in the diagnosis of Dientamoeba fragilis infection?

What are the differential diagnoses for Dientamoeba Fragilis Infection?

Workup

What is the role of blood tests in the diagnosis of Dientamoeba fragilis infection?

What is the role of stool evaluation in the diagnosis of Dientamoeba fragilis infection?

What is the role of imaging studies in the diagnosis of Dientamoeba fragilis infection?

Treatment

What is the goal of therapy for Dientamoeba fragilis infection?

Medications

What is the role of medications in the treatment of Dientamoeba fragilis infection?

Which medications in the drug class Anthelmintics are used in the treatment of Dientamoeba Fragilis Infection?

Follow-up

What is included in long-term monitoring for Dientamoeba fragilis infection?

How is Dientamoeba fragilis infection prevented?

What is included in patient education about Dientamoeba fragilis infection?