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Overdiagnosis of amoebiasis in the absence of Entamoeba histolytica among patients presenting with diarrhoea in Wonji and Akaki, Ethiopia.

Abstract:

To confirm the high reported incidence of intestinal amoebiasis among study participants at 2 cohort sites in Ethiopia where an HIV/AIDS study is taking place, stool samples of 232 patients with complaints of diarrhoea were examined for the presence of Entamoeba histolytica and E. dispar DNA between April and December 2001. By microscopy, 91 (39%) of the study participants were reported to harbour Entamoeba trophozoites and/or four-nucleated cysts. Using specific E. histolytica and E. dispar ...

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Verweij, J More by this author
Dorigo-Zetsma, W More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Tropical Medicine
Messele, T More by this author
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Journal:
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Volume:
97
Issue:
3
Pages:
305-307
Publication date:
2003
DOI:
EISSN:
1878-3503
ISSN:
0035-9203
URN:
uuid:ca3a5667-a143-4782-b836-17b0f1422169
Source identifiers:
80369
Local pid:
pubs:80369

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