Clinico-Pathological Review on Pravahika vis-a-vis Amoebiasis

Neha Dubey, P S Byadgi, A.C Kar

Abstract


The disease Pravahika (Amoebiasis) is described after the description of Atisara (Diarrhea). Critical study of the etiopathogenesis and clinical features of Pravahika in relation to the disease amoebic dysentery as described in modern medicine reveal that the disease Pravahika includes the varied clinical syndromes of amoebic dysentery. Pravahika is a disorder of variable clinical picture. Amoebic dysentery is also of wider range with gradual onset. Pravahika may include some other dysentery also. It may not be possible to identify E. histolytica in all cases of pravahika. Similarly all cases of amoebic dysentery may not have tenesmus or Pravahana. It can be said that Pravahika is the only condition described in Ayurveda which can include amoebiasis i.e. amoebic dysentery.


Keywords


Pravahika, Amoebiasis, Atisara

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