HAROLD GORDON, M.D.
The incidence of appendiceal oxyuriasis and its etiologic rôle in the evolution of appendicitis have been subjects of widespread medical interest. In this paper, only the incidence of oxyurids in the appendix is considered, their etiologic significance being the subject of a separate communication. The present study is unique in so far as it supplies figures for a larger series and one collected over a longer period of time than any previously reported.
Since Still45 and Metchnikoff28 first drew serious clinical attention to the subject, intestinal helminthiasis has been responsible for many reports. Notwithstanding the many studies already made,
GORDON H. Appendiceal Oxyuriasis1: A Study of its Incidence in 20,969 Extirpated Appendices. Ann Intern Med. ;4:1521–1534. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-4-12-1521
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1931;4(12):1521-1534.
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