Henry Ford Hospital Medical Journal


Amebiasis was diagnosed in a Vietnam veteran and treated in a conventional manner with diodoquin and tetracycline. Symptoms persisted over the next three and one-half years despite repeated courses of diodoquin. Amebic colitis was confirmed by biopsy through a sigmoidoscope. The patient then received a ten-day course of metronidazole (Flagyl). Studies are cited proving this single agent is the drug of choice in the oral therapy of all clinical forms of amebiasis.