Extensive Cutaneous Burn Complicated by Severe Necrotizing Amebic Enterocolitis

Pathogenic Factors Resulting in Severe Amebic Disease

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  • U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas 78234

A 59-yr-old Mexican-American man developed fatal necrotizing amebic enterocolitis following an extensive cutaneous thermal injury. Those factors in the severely burned patient which predispose to amebic disease are discussed.