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December 2, 1905

FATAL CASE OF BLACKWATER FEVER SUPERVENING ON AMEBIC DYSENTERY AND SHOWING MALARIAL PARASITES IN THE BLOOD.

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BENGUELLA, WEST AFRICA.

JAMA. 1905;XLV(23):1736. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.52510230036003a
Abstract

Patient.  —Lieutenant M. de G., aged 26, Portuguese, was first seen Dec. 20, 1904.

History.  —The patient had been in Africa two years. The first year and a half of this time were spent on the coast, the last six months in the interior. He has never suffered much from malaria nor blackwater fever. Recently he was again sent to the coast, where he spent three weeks. As he was leaving to return to the interior he was attacked with a sharp diarrhea and passed some blood. He recovered in a few days and continued his journey. He has had some looseness of the bowels, with occasional pains, ever since. After his arrival at Bihi fort he had a relapse of the "diarrhea" and was in considerable distress and very weak. He thought he also had some fever, so he came to me for advice.

General Condition.  —The patient was

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