BERNARD M. CHAPMAN; HAROLD SCHWARTZ; DONALD B. HAISLIP
Amebiasis has popularly been considered a disease of the tropics. This, however, has long been known to be incorrect. Ochsner and De Bakey1 have stated that amebiasis exists in 10 to 20 per cent of the population of the United States. Its incidence in the tropics is, however, very much higher and it was therefore to be expected that our returning troops would bring back the disease to this country and make it of much greater significance to the practicing physician.
Amebiasis is a disease with protean manifestations. The term "amebic dysentery," which describes only one symptom, is inadequate. It
CHAPMAN BM, SCHWARTZ H, HAISLIP DB. UNUSUAL COMPLICATIONS OF AMEBIASIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;28:850–861. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-28-4-850
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1948;28(4):850-861.
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