Dientamoeba Fragilis

Jackie bara at rivernet.com.au
Tue Oct 20 20:07:16 EST 1998


Can anyone help.....I live in Sydney, NSW, Australia, and I'm trying to
find someone who's been successfully treated for Dientamoeba Fragilis. 
All specialists and doctors I've consulted (and I've seen quite a few
over the 5 years I've been infected with this parasite) don't take this
parasite seriously enough to treat it.  I've just done a lot of
research at our local university medical library and found info. on DF
which largely refutes the informationt I've been given by the medical
profession. According to many articles I've found in such journals as
American Journal for Diseases in Children, Journal of Tropical Medicine
and Hygiene and others, is that it IS a pathogen (ie it can cause quite
severe symptoms in some people ranging from weight loss, vomiting,
blood in the stool, diarrhea/constipation, headaches, nausea, anorexia,
abdominal pain, fever, fatigue etc),  it is more prevalent than thought
but goes undetected due to incorrect testing procedures (stool samples
need to be in some kind of preservative as the parasite doesn't last
longer than a couple of hours outside of its host.  Also lab. staff
have to be trained to recognise this particular parasite), and
metronidazole (Flagyl) isn't always successful but diiodohydroxyquin
(Diodoquin, Yodoxin etc) has worked in every case.

If anyone would like copies of the articles (I'm condensing them down
into a manageable size) please email me.  I'm collecting more
information and intend to get as much information out as possible to
the medical profession and anyone else suffering from mysterious bowel
diseases (usually diagnosed as IBS).  I've been (and am) very sick from
this parasite and there must be many others out there who are in the
same position as me by not being taken seriously by the medical
profession and unable to get treated successfully.

In the meantime if anyone can help with a good doctor - please let me
know - I'm desperate and thinking of travelling to the UK to get
treated!!!






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