GERALD KLATSKIN, M.D.
Amebiasis of the liver is a disease of considerable interest and importance. Its protean clinical manifestations make it a difficult diagnostic problem at times, but early treatment has such an important bearing on prognosis that its prompt recognition is important. Unfortunately, most reports have emphasized the clinical picture of amebic abscess, usually a late manifestation of the disease, so that many cases go unrecognized and untreated.
Numerous studies1 have established the fact that amebiasis of the colon is a relatively common disease in the United States. The incidence is even higher in tropical and subtropical areas, where sanitation is
KLATSKIN G. AMEBIASIS OF THE LIVER: CLASSIFICATION, DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT1. Ann Intern Med. ;25:601–631. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-25-4-601
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1946;25(4):601-631.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Infectious Disease, Liver Disease.
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