RALPH A. GIANNELLA, M.D.; SELWYN A. BROITMAN, PH.D.; NORMAN ZAMCHECK, M.D.
To the editor: In the February issue of the ANNALS OF INTERNAL MEDICINE we reviewed data bearing on the hypothesis that individuals with reduced or absent gastric acid secretion are unduly susceptible to enteric infections (1).
We should like to call attention to the recently published paper of Sack and associates (2), cited in abstract in our review, dealing with the interaction of gastric acid secretion and cholera. These investigators studied acid secretion in patients with cholera and nonvibrio diarrhea (no pathogen found), and in two control groups—hospitalized patients from the same socioeconomic group as those with cholera and normal
GIANNELLA RA, BROITMAN SA, ZAMCHECK N. Gastric Acidity and Cholera. Ann Intern Med. ;78:780. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-78-5-780_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;78(5):780.
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