The very extensive literature1 on the subject of intestinal amebiasis, during the past ten years particularly, indicates the growing importance of this type of infection in temperate climates as well as in the tropics.
The reports of the Medical Research Committee of Great Britain2 show the great prevalence of chronic dysentery in returned soldiers, not only among those who have been in tropical regions, but even more so among those who were in France. The conclusions of this Committee are that these men are no longer fit for active military life because of the return of symptoms when proper care and diet are impossible.
These reports also call attention to the miserable health of many of these men, most of the time, and the difficulty of effecting a complete cure. For example, among ninety-six cases fifty-seven were "cured," but thirty-six relapsed. It is interesting to note that in
WRIGHT HW. CHRONIC INTESTINAL AMEBIASIS: CLINICAL ASPECTS WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO NEUROPSYCHIATRIC MANIFESTATIONS. Arch NeurPsych. 1923;10(2):226–231. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1923.02190260087006
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