JOHN N. EDSON; ALFRED P. INGEGNO; JOHN B. D'ALBORA
During a 10 month period 39 cases of amebiasis were observed in an Army General Hospital stationed in Northern Ireland. It is significant, not only that the hospital was located in a temperate zone, but also that the onset of symptoms in the majority of these patients occurred while they were stationed in this region. Our experience emphasizes the fact that amebiasis is frequently a mild infection without the classical symptom of bloody diarrhea, without proctoscopically visible ulceration, and without demonstrable motile amebae in the stools or bowel wall scrapings.
When World War II is over, a large portion of
EDSON JN, INGEGNO AP, D'ALBORA JB. AMEBIASIS: A REPORT OF THIRTY-NINE CASES OBSERVED IN AN ARMY GENERAL HOSPITAL STATIONED IN NORTHERN IRELAND1. Ann Intern Med. ;23:960–968. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-23-6-960
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1945;23(6):960-968.
Hospital Medicine, Infectious Disease.
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