oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Intestinal obstruction associated with amoebic colitis in infancy

Volume 17, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



Three cases of intestinal obstruction in infants are presented. The obstruction was, in each case, associated with colitis and appeared to be a consequence of it. In two of the cases the colitis was due to amoebic ulceration, and in one a large liver abscess which had ruptured into the left pleural cavity was present.

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