PMID: 109417Apr 1, 1979

Gastrointestinal pathology in South America

Israel Journal of Medical Sciences
P A Rolón

Abstract

Non-neoplastic gastrointestinal disease in South America is largely related to environmental conditions. Parasitic disorders, including Chagas' disease with megacolon, predominate in endemic regions. Common enteritides of various etiologie are frequent, whereas appendicits, diverticulosis of the colon, ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease are extremely rare. There was no appendicitis in native Indians of Paraguay.

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IIeocolitis
Colon Diverticulum Anatomic Structure
Cholera Infantum
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Intestinal Diseases, Parasitic
Marginal Ulcer
Chagas Disease

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