1921
Volume 35, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645
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Abstract

Abstract

This paper describes a case of cutaneous amebiasis of the face in a 17-month-old girl. About four weeks prior to admission she had diarrhea with a high suspicion of intestinal amebiasis. Fifteen days later she presented with edema of the right lower eyelid and epiphora. There was a vesicle in the inner angle of the eye which spontaneously drained, causing loss of the underlying tissue. The ulcer developed rapidly, destroying periorbital tissue. Both cytology and biopsy of the ulceration border showed abundant trophozoites of . Treatment was specific therapy and surgery.

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1986-01-01
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  • Accepted : 14 Jul 1985

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