Volume s1-22, Issue 4
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


Summary and Conclusions

In the cases of amebic colitis studied in New Orleans a combination of sigmoidoscopic examinations and purgative and enema specimens were found to be superior to either technic alone in establishing a specific diagnosis.

Diodoquin given in a total dosage of 180 tablets over a period of twenty days cured 37 out of 38 cases.

was the most frequent cause of colitis in the New Orleans area.

A sugar free, low residue diet was found of value in controlling colitis symptoms.


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  • Received : 12 Nov 1941
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