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A wire-haired fox terrier, born and reared near Baltimore, became ill when about six months old and passed gelatinous, stringy, mucus-containing stools which were occasionally diarrheic. In the simple smears from the stool, two types of amebic trophozoites were found, from the general appearance of which a tentative diagnosis of Endamoeba histolytica and E. coli was made. Subsequent examination of the stained smears showed in addition, both eight- and four-nucleated cysts, in all respects resembling the cysts of these two amebae respectively. The finding of cysts of E. histolytica in a naturally infected dog is apparently a unique observation. If
Cysts of the Dysentery-Producing Endamoeba Histolytica in a Baltimore Dog.. Ann Intern Med. ;6:586–587. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-6-4-586_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1932;6(4):586-587.
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