Successful Treatment of Symptomatic Entamoeba Polecki Infection

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  • Department of Medicine, National Naval Medical Center and Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland 20014

The second symptomatic case of Entamoeba polecki infection, the first to respond to therapy, is reported. The patient experienced intermittent episodes of abdominal cramps, diarrhea, nausea, and malaise associated with large numbers of E. polecki cysts in the stool. Following treatment with diloxanide furoate and metronidazole, all symptoms cleared and the parasite was no longer present in the stool.