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February 4, 1956

INTESTINAL AMEBIASIS: INCIDENCE, SYMPTOMS, AND TREATMENT WITH ARSTHINOL (BALARSEN)

JAMA. 1956;160(5):360-363. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02960400018005
Abstract

• Arsthinol was administered to patients in whom the diagnosis of amebiasis had been made by finding the parasites in fecal examinations. In all instances, subsequent examinations failed to reveal the amebas. In a smaller group of patients having typical amebic ulcers in the rectum, fecal examinations and rectal swabs did not confirm the diagnosis of amebiasis, but the ulcers healed in each case after a single course of arsthinol therapy.

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