H. LEONARD JONES JR., M.D., F.A.C.P.; GAMIL CASSIS, M.B., B. Ch.; THOMAS M. FLOYD, B.S., M.S.; N. S. MANSOUR, B.SC.
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Since the early part of this century many experienced observers—Osler,1 Councilman,2 Musgrave,3 Craig,4 to mention only a few—have noted the absence of a history of appreciable diarrhea or any dysentery in many cases of amebiasis which eventually prove to be severe or even fatal. Recently, Radke5 analyzed 68 fatal cases with adequate clinical data in which amebiasis at autopsy was the primary cause of death, and pointed out that the clinical diagnosis was incorrect in 76%. Snell,6 among others, has pointed to the preponderance of amebic lesions in the right half of the colon as the explanation of why so
JONES HL, CASSIS G, FLOYD TM, et al. AMEBIASIS: CONTROLLED LINEAR STUDIES ON NONDYSENTERIC AND MILD HEPATIC FORMS IN EGYPTIANS1. Ann Intern Med. 1955;42:763–785. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-42-4-763
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