oa South African Medical Journal - South African Medical Journal, vol. 26, no. 38, (Sep 1952), pp. 766-768.

Volume 26, Issue 38
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Terramycin used alone is a most effective agent in the treatment of acute dysenteric amoebiasis. As relapses occur, amoebacides should be used as well. Most cases of amoebic dysentery may now safely be treated without hospitalization. Non-dysenteric amoebiasis does not warrant the use of expensive antibiotics.

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