Antibiotics in the Treatment of Amœbiasis


RECENT work by McVay, Laird and Sprunt1 has shown that aureomycin may be of value in the treatment of amœbiasis. Because of the small number of cases they reported on, and the comparatively short period of parasitological examination after treatment, it is impossible, as yet, to judge the true value of this antibiotic as an anti-amœbic drug.

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JONES, W. Antibiotics in the Treatment of Amœbiasis. Nature 165, 649–650 (1950).

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