EMANUEL M. RAPPAPORT, M.D.; A. X. ROSSIEN, M.D.; LOUIS A. ROSENBLUM, M.D., F.A.C.P.
The increased incidence of amebiasis in this country since the war has served to focus attention upon the extra-intestinal manifestations of this disease. These may be classified in two categories:
1. Symptoms due to hematogenous spread of the ameba.
2. Toxic symptoms arising from the primary intestinal focus.
In general the incidence of involvement of extra-intestinal organs is not directly related to the severity of the intestinal lesion. In fact, extra-intestinal symptoms frequently arise in the absence of intestinal symptoms. Furthermore, lesions in organs involved by the hematogenous route may flare up even following the cure of the primary intestinal
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RAPPAPORT EM, ROSSIEN AX, ROSENBLUM LA. ARTHRITIS DUE TO INTESTINAL AMEBIASIS(ARTHRITIS DUE TO INTESTINAL AMEBIASIS*). Ann Intern Med. 1951;34:1224–1231. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-34-5-1224
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1951;34(5):1224-1231.
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