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Medline ® Abstract for Reference 18

of 'Intestinal Entamoeba histolytica amebiasis'

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Entamoeba dispar: A Rare Case of Enteritis in a Patient Living in a Nonendemic Area.
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Graffeo R, Archibusacci CM, Soldini S, Romano L, Masucci L
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Case Rep Gastrointest Med. 2014;2014:498058. Epub 2014 Feb 13.
 
Entamoeba dispar, a common noninvasive parasite, is indistinguishable in its cysts and trophozoite forms from Entamoeba histolytica, the cause of invasive amebiasis, by microscopy. To differentiate the two species seems to be a problem for laboratory diagnosis. Recent experimental studies showed that  E. dispar can be considered pathogenic too. We present a rare case of enteritis due to E. dispar.
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Institute of Microbiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Policlinico "Agostino Gemelli", Largo Agostino Gemelli, 8-00168 Rome, Italy.
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