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April 1929

BRONCHOGENIC SQUAMOUS CELL CARCINOMA: REPORT OF A CASE ASSOCIATED WITH PLEURAL EFFUSION AND PULMONARY OSTEO-ARTHROPATHY, WITH FEATURES THAT SIMULATED INFECTION BY ENDAMEBA HISTOLYTICA

Author Affiliations

ROCHESTER, MINN.; DENVER

From the Section on Pathologic Anatomy, The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1929;43(4):516-532. doi:10.1001/archinte.1929.00130270090007
Abstract

Infections by Endameba histolytica are assuming more and more importance in the medical practice of the United States, and the literature of today contains frequent references to supposed cases of extraintestinal lesions caused by this parasite. Doubtless some of these cases are genuine, but the impression is growing that a mistake in diagnosis is responsible for a great many. Most of these reports are written by pathologists who are unfamiliar with protozoology, or by protozoologists who do not appreciate the bizarre forms that human cells may assume under pathologic conditions, or even by those who are neither pathologists nor protozoologists. The case reported in this article represents some difficulties in diagnosis, and the observations may be of value to those similarly confronted.

REPORT OF CASE 

History.  —A woman, aged 54, of Greenville, N. M., was admitted to the Colorado General Hospital on Nov. 29, 1925. She had contracted typhoid fever

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