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Entamoeba histolytica and Entamoeba dispar: differentiation methods and implications
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15689308     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Entamoeba histolytica and Entamoeba dispar are two species morphologically identical (except hematophagous trophozoites) but one of them is pathogenic. Sensitive and specific molecular techniques which are able to distinguish E. histolytica from E. dispar have been developed recently. Detection of antigen in stool using the ELISA method is the diagnostic test method of choice for clinical use in the developing world. It is rapid and simple. Cultures for zymodeme analysis and PCR detection of the parasite remain research tools. Species identification is imperative both for improved clinical diagnosis and treatment and for planning control strategies.
S Anane; S Khaled
Publication Detail:
Type:  English Abstract; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annales de biologie clinique     Volume:  63     ISSN:  0003-3898     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Biol. Clin. (Paris)     Publication Date:    2005 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-02-03     Completed Date:  2005-03-22     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2984690R     Medline TA:  Ann Biol Clin (Paris)     Country:  France    
Other Details:
Languages:  fre     Pagination:  7-13     Citation Subset:  IM    
Faculté de médecine de Tunis, Département de parasitologie, Tunis, Tunisie.
Vernacular Title:
Entamoeba histolytica et Entamoeba dispar: méthodes de différenciation et implications.
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MeSH Terms
Antigens, Protozoan / analysis
Entamoeba / classification*,  genetics,  pathogenicity
Entamoeba histolytica / classification*,  genetics,  pathogenicity
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
Polymerase Chain Reaction
Species Specificity
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antigens, Protozoan

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