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February 2, 1952


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Washington, D. C.

JAMA. 1952;148(5):369-370. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.62930050004009a

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Reports of amebic granuloma in general, and of amebic granuloma of the rectum in particular, are relatively rare. Accordingly, the following case of amebic granuloma of the rectum is reported.

REPORT OF A CASE  D. B. F., a 49-year-old man was seen Aug. 3, 1949. He had recently returned from a trip to the Orient. He stated that he had first had symptoms of diarrhea in early July, while in Bagdad. His bowel looseness lasted a short while and then improved briefly. From then on he had recurrent spells of mild diarrhea with lower abdominal cramping pain. He had first observed the passage of bloody mucus only four days before consulting me. On reaching this country he reported to the Division of Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health, where his fecal material was found teeming with Endameba histolytica.A physical examination revealed a liver palpable 7 cm. below

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