DONALD C. ZAVALA, M.D.; HENRY E. HAMILTON, M.D.
Hepatic amebiasis is a serious disorder and often it is not diagnosed. The variability and multiplicity of complaints frequently focus the clinician's attention on other disease entities. The process may be mild and the symptoms vague. The disease may be overlooked until the patient presents himself with a large liver abscess or other serious complications. Even then the diagnosis is sometimes not thought of until the patient is operated on or reaches the autopsy room. It is important that the diagnosis be made as early as possible, since delay in recognition results in an increase in morbidity and mortality.
ZAVALA DC, HAMILTON HE. THE RECOGNITION AND TREATMENT OF HEPATIC AMEBIASIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;36:110–125. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-36-1-110
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1952;36(1):110-125.
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