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Acute Amebic Colitis: Diagnostic Techniques for the Clinician.

K. Juniper Jr., M.D. (Associate)
Ann Intern Med. 1963;58(4):735. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-58-4-735_1
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During the past 6½ years, 86 patients with acute amebic disease have been seen by the author and the identification of Entamoeba histolytica has been confirmed by the Communicable Disease Center, USPHS, Atlanta, Georgia. Seventy-seven of these patients had acute amebic colitis, 6 had amebic abscess of the liver, and 3 had cutaneous amebiasis. The clinical picture seen with the first 55 patients with acute amebic colitis was reported recently (Amer. J. Med. 33: 377, 1962). This large number of acute cases of amebiasis is unusual in this country. It is thought that we may be dealing with an unusually


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