CHARLES F. CRAIG, M.A., M.D., F.A.C.P.
By the term "amebiasis" is meant the condition brought about in the human body by the invasion of the tissues of the intestines by Endamoeba histolytica, the ameba causing that type of dysentery called "amebic dysentery". Most unfortunately, from the standpoint of a clear understanding of the importance of this parasite as a cause of disease in man, the term "amebic dysentery" has, until quite recently, been synonymous with "amebiasis" in the minds of the vast majority of the medical profession. In addition, the conception that infection with Endamoeba histolytica occurs only in the tropics and sub-tropics has led the
CRAIG CF. Complement Fixation in the Diagnosis of Amebiasis12. Ann Intern Med. ;5:170–177. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-5-2-170
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1931;5(2):170-177.
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