What is the treatment of amoebiasis?

Metronidazole (Flagyl) 200 mg 3 times daily for 5 days. All children with severe dysentery or suspected liver abscess must be referred urgently. A large liver abscess may need to be aspirated.

Clean water, washing hands before eating, avoiding unwashed vegetables and salads, and the safe disposal of human faeces prevents amoebiasis.

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