OxyFile #465

Clinic Comparative Study of Ozone Therapy and Metronidazol in 
Intestinal Amebiasis

J. Bustelo, G. Vega.

Dr. Antonio Luaces Iraola Hospital, Ciego de Avila, Cuba.

Amebiasis is a disease, generally characterized, by dysentery with 
diarrhea, weakness and prostration. Also, nausea, vomithing and 
pain may be present. The aim of this study is to evaluate the 
efficiency of rectal ozone treatment in children suffering with 
intestinal amebiasis. The diagnose was made by cysts or 
trophozoites of E. histolytica in stools. A control group using 
Metronidazol was used in order to compare both groups. Ozone 
therapy was useful in the treatment of intestinal amebiasis with 
83.8 % of efficiency and only 0.55 % of adverse effects, better 
than the treatment with Metronidazol who gets 71.1 % of efficiency 
and 17.7 % of adverse effects.

Source: 2nd International Symposium on Ozone Applications
        Havana, Cuba - Mach 24-26, 1997.