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Various types of bacterial and parasitic infections, including bacterial vaginosis, rosacea, and trichomoniasis are often treated with metronidazole. The oral form is approved to treat amebic infections in children (although it is not approved for other uses in children). Healthcare providers may occasionally recommend off-label metronidazole uses, such as treating Crohn's disease or infections caused by bacteria that are susceptible to this antibiotic.
- Trichomoniasis (a sexually transmitted infection caused by a parasite)
- Certain infections, such as amebic dysentery or amebic liver abscess, caused by an amoeba (a certain type of parasite)
- Various infections caused by anaerobic bacteria (bacteria that do not need oxygen to survive), including infections of the: