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Holiday from hell: How eating Pad Thai from food court in Thailand left Aussie couple with debilitating illness

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On 7/10/2019 at 8:14 AM, Lenny Jones said:

Australia is unique insofar distance and isolation makes it relatively parasite-free

Not according to multiple Australian government health websites.  But you are entitled to disagree.

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6 hours ago, Anythingleft? said:

Anybody else puzzled why they had to ask several times or several doctors for a course of antibiotics

Hardly hard core drugs are they

What am I missing?.....

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Not unusual for Aussie GPs.  The symptoms for parasites like this are difficult to diagnose as they are similar to more common illnesses.  Due to the general hygiene standards in Australia parasitic illnesses are comparatively rare, the most common ones being hydatids and giardia.

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1 hour ago, HHTel said:

Not according to multiple Australian government health websites.  But you are entitled to disagree.

I should have said "comparatively" - not "relatively"  I'f you look at Aussie gov health bulletins they are aimed at education and prevention, not occurrence statistics.

 

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18 hours ago, vanillalatte said:

you try to be funny,but you show only your total ignorance;

to test for amoeba you have to give samples of your stools to lab.

they will keep it for reference.

Capito?

Not necessarily true. The original samples are not kept once processed. In fact most samples come in preservatives (one in PVA and the other in Formalin). A good parasitology lab prefers a fresh sample if loose or liquid but this isn't always possible and must be examined immediately. The formalin concentration sample may be kept for a few days then discarded if negative. A smear is made from the PVA sample and stained with Trichrome Stain and or acid fast stain. This may be kept for a while but there are no requirements. Positive samples are often kept for teaching purposes. Not all laboratory scientist are skilled in parasitology. 

The parasitology laboratory usually keep a library of positive reference slides. 

For E. histolytica a stool serological test is prefered. 

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5 hours ago, Lenny Jones said:

Not unusual for Aussie GPs.  The symptoms for parasites like this are difficult to diagnose as they are similar to more common illnesses.  Due to the general hygiene standards in Australia parasitic illnesses are comparatively rare, the most common ones being hydatids and giardia.

True. Aussie doctors along with those from most developed countries lack experience in parasitology and/or tropical diseases. 

If in Bangkok the best place for answers and/or diagnosis is Mahidol University, Faculty of Tropical Medicine. They are on Rajivithi road close to Victory Monument. They have a outpatient clinic and hospital that specializes in treatment of tropical diseases. They speak excellent English.

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On 7/8/2019 at 11:23 AM, sammieuk1 said:

Looks like they ate some pad die by mistake🤔

 

       Do you mean ,   farlang die ..555

      Food  courts , are brill good food , and affordable , for brits ..

 

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On 7/8/2019 at 11:47 AM, RichardColeman said:

Another satisfied tourist for the TAT's figures

 

 Too , be fair and candid , he was not a sex tourist .

   Thai ,, not want his type in the kingdom . He not want bye house .

    

 

 

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On 7/11/2019 at 7:06 AM, Lenny Jones said:

Sorry.  My statement is qualified by the fact that my career gave me the opportunity to qualify to a paramedic level in remote areas medicine.  due to the fact my duties entailed me to spend as lot of time in SE Asia and SW pacific regions. I know what I'm talking about.

 

Your call

 

 

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Rubbish....just shows you how unqualified paramedics can be.

Never trust a nurse or paramedic to give you a diagnosis or medical opinion...a little bit of knowledge can be thoroughly dangerous.....QED.

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3 minutes ago, David harrison said:

Hi everyone just a warning to all of you who eat at Tops Restaurant at Century Plaza Sukhumvit Road Bangkok . Please be careful in what you eat! We ordered a Thai dish and it came with a Live Snail they obviously do not wash their salad.  Please check the video out. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7GmMqEZU1o&feature=youtu.be

Did they charge extra for it ??

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