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January 1925

AMEBIASIS CUTISWITH A SURVEY OF THE MEDICAL LITERATURE TO DATE

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1925;11(1):49-55. doi:10.1001/archderm.1925.02370010062002
Abstract

Amebic infection of the skin is an extremely rare condition, and because of the few cases recorded in the English literature, it is desirable to add the following case to those already reported.

REPORT OF A CASE 

History.—  H. L. D., a Chinese farmer, aged 39, entered the hospital complaining of a large ulcerated area in the right loin, which was painful and discharged a large quantity of brownish colored pus with a putrid odor. He has been suffering from this condition for about one year.The family history contained nothing of importance.At the age of 3, he had smallpox, with a second light attack at the age of 24. Seven years ago he had an attack of dysentery from which he has suffered annually since, recurring in the late summer and lasting for a week or ten days. The symptoms have always been very mild, so the patient

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