YO SEUP SONG, M.D.
Lesions of the skin produced by Endamoeba histolytica have been reported by various authors since 1892.1 Although cutaneous amebiasis is still recognized as a rare condition, its presence should be considered when one encounters extensive necrosis and ulceration of the skin and underlying tissues.
Amebiasis cutis can be divided into the following three types, depending on the association with a primary visceral lesion.
1. Those cases following either surgery, or developing secondarily to a spontaneous external rupture of an infected organ with subsequent involvement of the skin. The primary site is usually a colic or appendiceal ulceration or liver
SONG YS. CUTANEOUS AMEBIASIS: REPORT OF TWO CASES WITH ONE AUTOPSY(CUTANEOUS AMEBIASIS: REPORT OF TWO CASES WITH ONE AUTOPSY*). Ann Intern Med. 1956;44:1211–1218. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-44-6-1211
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1956;44(6):1211-1218.
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