Amebic and Bacillary Colitis in the New Orleans Area

Preliminary Report

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  • Department of Tropical Medicine, Tulane Medical School, New Orleans, La.
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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.

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

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