Amebic Colitis

Its Treatment by Trans-Duodenal Medication

Albert F. R. AndresenLong Island College Hospital, Brooklyn, N. Y.

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Summary

  1. 1. In amebic dysentery the active amebae are protected from destruction by the plugging up of the ulcers with debris.
  2. 2. This plug can be removed by the transduodenal enema.
  3. 3. Powdered ipecac, given through the tube immediately after the ulcers are cleaned out, can get in its effect where most needed.
  4. 4. Emetine, given hypodermatically, may be a useful adluvant.

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