RYLE A. RADKE
That diagnostic difficulties are attendant upon the management of amebic liver abscess is attested by the frequency with which the condition is discovered at autopsy when the clinician did not suspect its presence. In a group of 40 autopsy cases of liver abscess due to amebiasis studied at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology the attending physician had the correct diagnosis in but seven (17.5 per cent). Invasion of the liver undoubtedly occurs in every patient with amebiasis, and many patients with amebiasis have a large, tender liver (hepatomegaly) (43 to 50 per cent).1 However, the incidence of liver abscess
RADKE RA. DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF AMEBIC LIVER ABSCESS(DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF AMEBIC LIVER ABSCESS*). Ann Intern Med. 1954;40:901–904. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-40-5-901
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1954;40(5):901-904.
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