International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 4, Issue 2, Part B (2018)
Clinical-pathological review on Pravahika w.s.r. To amoebic dysentery
Yogendra Kumar, Shiv Kumar Servi and S Sharda
Among all the annavaha sroto vikaras Grahani, Atisara, Pravahika and Arshas are the most prevailing disorders. Sushruta and Madhavakara have first identified Pravahika as distinctive disease. Charaka has mentioned it as a symptom in Kaphaja Atisara. Basically unhygienic conditions are the causes of spread of the disease. The disease is the result of the vitiation of Samanavata, Kledaka kapha and Apanavata. The Pravahika is the condition which almost resembles the disease Amoebic Dysentery. The etiology of Pravahika and Amoebic dysentry are similar. 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.
How to cite this article:
Yogendra Kumar, Shiv Kumar Servi and S Sharda. Clinical-pathological review on Pravahika w.s.r. To amoebic dysentery. International Journal of Applied Research. 2018; 4(2): 60-62.