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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 93, No. 6, 1998, pp. 799-800
Bioline Code: oc98213
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 93, No. 6, 1998, pp. 799-800

 en RESEARCH NOTE - Overdiagnosis of Intestinal Amoebiasis Associated to Serial Microscopical Examination of Faeces. Some Precisions on a Problem
Luis Fonte; Ana M Montalvo; Esteban Alberti; Fidel Núñez & Lázara Rojas

Abstract

In spite of the accumulated evidences favoring the existence of Entamoeba histolytica as a complex of two species morphologically identical, but with different pathogenecity, Entamoeba histolytica, Schaudinn, 1903, and Entamoeba dispar, Brumpt, 1925 , the microscopical examination of faeces continuous to be the most widely used laboratory method for the diagnosis of intestinal amoebiasis.

Keywords
Entamoeba histolytica - intestinal amoebiasis - overdiagnosis - microscopical examination - ENZYMEBA

 
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