oa South African Medical Journal - Studies in amoebiasis : the effect of anti-bacterial drugs
|Article Title||Studies in amoebiasis : the effect of anti-bacterial drugs|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 * From the Amoebiasis Research Unit, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Union of South Africa.|
|Publication Date||Feb 1950|
|Pages||121 - 124|
|Keyword(s)||Amoebiasis, Anti-bacterial drugs, Penicillin and Sulfasuxidine|
Penicillin alone and sulphasuxidine alone are in a high proportion of cases capable of ' success' in the treatment of acute ulcerative amoebic dysentery. Simultaneous use of the two drugs results in a greater proportion of cures. The danger of masking the diagnosis of amoebiasis by the indiscriminate use of sulphonamides is stressed. It is suggested that the anti-bacterial drugs exhibit their anti-amoebic action by the destruction of organisms symbiotic to the amoeba.
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