Hall and Collins1, 2, 3 have recently reported a study of 300 human diaphragms from autopsy cases in 10 hospitals in Washington, D.C., and from one hospital in Baltimore which showed that trichinae were present in 13.67 per cent. This figure seems surprisingly high but as Hall points out this is only because we look upon human trichinosis as a rare disease. Previous investigators in different parts of the country have all agreed that latent trichinosis as evidenced by infestation of the diaphragm with trichinae is to be found in a significant percentage of the population. A tabulation of earlier
THE INCIDENCE OF TRICHINOSIS. Ann Intern Med. ;11:1063–1064. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-11-6-1063
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