WILLIAM ANTINE, M.D.; SHELDON P. ROTHENBERG, M.D.
Although hydatid disease is frequently encountered in Central Europe, Australia, South America and North and South Africa, where sheep, horse and cattle-raising represents an important segment of industry, its occurrence in the United States is comparatively rare. Bockus1 states that in the slightly more than 500 cases reported as having occurred in this country, 95% have been in persons born in foreign lands, mainly in immigrants from Mediterranean countries. Since the publication of Bockus' work in 1946 there has been an easing of restriction on immigration, and with the increased use of airplane travel it is not unreasonable to suppose
ANTINE W, ROTHENBERG SP. HYDATID CYST OF THE LIVER RUPTURING INTO THE BILE DUCTS: A CASE REPORT DESCRIBING A CHARACTERISTIC TRIAD OF SYMPTOMS1. Ann Intern Med. ;50:1277–1282. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-50-5-1277
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1959;50(5):1277-1282.
Biliary Disorders, Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Infectious Disease, Liver Disease.
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