The American Journal of Digestive Diseases

, Volume 16, Issue 10, pp 374–376 | Cite as

The dietary management of chronic amebiasis

  • William H. Shlaes
  • Oscar Felsenfeld


Six hundred cases of amebiasis, belonging to types I to III of Craig, were successfully managed by a modification of the diet of D’Antoni and Jones.

The features of chronic amebiasis, the inadequacies of drug therapy, the importance of dietary treatment and the difficulties encountered in such management were discussed.


Celiac Disease High Protein Diet Amebiasis Methyl Bromide Emetine 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • William H. Shlaes
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Oscar Felsenfeld
    • 1
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Chicago
  2. 2.From the Franklin Boulevard HospitalChicago
  3. 3.From the Presbyterian HospitalSan Juan, Puerto Rico
  4. 4.From The Chicago Medical SchoolUSA

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