B. H. KEAN, M.D.; HUGH R. GILMORE JR.; WILLIAM W. VAN STONE, M.D.
Most authorities agree that the prevalence of amebiasis in the general population is approximately 10%,1 and that the number of patients who develop fatal complications could be substantially reduced if there were greater awareness by the medical profession of the seriousness of the disease. The return of millions of servicemen from all parts of the world, some with subclinical amebic infection, has made this group of particular interest not only to the Armed Forces2 but also to civilian physicians throughout the country.3, 4, 5 It was thought valuable, therefore, to assemble the clinical and pathologic data on fatal cases
KEAN BH, GILMORE HR, VAN STONE WW. FATAL AMEBIASIS: REPORT OF 148 FATAL CASES FROM THE ARMED FORCES INSTITUTES OF PATHOLOGY1. Ann Intern Med. 1956;44:831–843. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-44-5-831
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1956;44(5):831-843.
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