Volume s1-31, Issue 4
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


Summary and Conclusions

  • 1.  was found to occur at the rate of 0.6% among a group of approximately 3,000 Puerto Rican patients.
  • 2.  In 18 of 20 cases a history of close contact with pigs was elicited.
  • 3.  All 20 cases found were in children.
  • 4.  infection has a predilection for children, and among children, for males.
  • 5.  The low rate of infection in adults suggests that the infection tends to be spontaneously eliminated.
  • 6.  Of the amebicidal drugs which have been tried in infection, Diodoquin gives the most satisfactory results.


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