KURT MARBERG, M.D.; PINCHAS CZERNIAK, M.D.
Intestinal amoebiasis is complicated to a varying degree by invasion of the liver with amoebas as a result of hemic or lymphatic spread. The clinical diagnosis of hepatic amoebiasis in its different forms, ranging from subchronic hepatitis to acute liver abscess, is difficult in many instances. Only a minority of cases show accompanying signs of amoebic dysentery or chronic intestinal amoebiasis. Living amoebas or cysts are detected in the stools of cases with amoebic liver infection in not more than 45 per cent of the patients (1). The clinical picture, though easily recognizable in a typical case, and under appropriate
MARBERG K, CZERNIAK P. Observations of Isotope Hepatoscanning in Diagnosis and Treatment of Amoebic Liver Infection. Ann Intern Med. ;60:66–78. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-60-1-66
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1964;60(1):66-78.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Infectious Disease, Liver Disease.
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