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Henry Ford Hospital Medical Journal

Abstract

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.

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