MOSES PAULSON, M.D., F.A.C.P.; JUSTIN ANDREWS, SC.D.
The belief prevails among many clinicians that symptoms and signs associated with amebiasis, particularly when subjective and objective deviations are not readily attributable to other factors, indicate that such changes are due to Endameba histolytica. The earlier parasitological viewpoint as expressed by Craig1,2 was not dissimilar. Our experience of more than a decade with clinical-parasitological problems denotes that this is not wholly true. The parasitological viewpoint in recent years has become similarly modified as evidenced in Craig and Faust's3 later writings. Thus, many carriers 2 of E. histolytica are in reality symptomless ; in some others, the vaguer or more
PAULSON M, ANDREWS J. THE RÔLE OF SYMPTOMS AND SIGNS IN AMEBIASIS1. Ann Intern Med. 1939;13:64–67. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-13-1-64
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