HARRY NUSHAN, M.D.; BENJAMIN MILLER, M.D.
There have been some scattered reports in the literature of ameboma of the colon, most of them in the foreign literature.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Only a few cases of ameboma of the transverse colon have been reported.10, 11
In Asia, hygiene and sanitation are at a somewhat primitive level. Parasitic infestation has always been a problem. Amebiasis, although found throughout the world, is more prevalent in these areas. Because of military operations in Korea, an increase in the incidence of amebiasis in our armed forces and in the veteran may be expected. It follows naturally,
NUSHAN H, MILLER B. AMEBOMA OF THE TRANSVERSE COLON(AMEBOMA OF THE TRANSVERSE COLON*). Ann Intern Med. 1952;37:372–379. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-37-2-372
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1952;37(2):372-379.
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