An outbreak of amebiasis spread by colonic irrigation at a chiropractic clinic.

@article{Istre1982AnOO,
  title={An outbreak of amebiasis spread by colonic irrigation at a chiropractic clinic.},
  author={Gregory R. Istre and Kathleen Kreiss and Richard S. Hopkins and George R. Healy and M Benziger and T M Canfield and Pamela Dickinson and T R Englert and R C Compton and Harley Mathews and Rebecca A. Simmons},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={1982},
  volume={307 6},
  pages={339-42}
}
From June 1978 through December 1980, at least 36 cases of amebiasis occurred in persons who had had colonic-irrigation therapy at a chiropractic clinic in western Colorado. Of 10 persons who required colectomy, six did. Of 176 persons who had been to the clinic in the last four months of 1980, 80 had received other forms of treatment. Twenty-one per cent of the colonic-irrigation group had bloody diarrhea, as compared with 1 per cent of the non-irrigation group (P = 0.00013). Thirty-seven per… CONTINUE READING

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