Medline ® Abstract for Reference 18
of 'Intestinal Entamoeba histolytica amebiasis'
Entamoeba dispar: A Rare Case of Enteritis in a Patient Living in a Nonendemic Area.
Graffeo R, Archibusacci CM, Soldini S, Romano L, Masucci L
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.
Institute of Microbiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Policlinico "Agostino Gemelli", Largo Agostino Gemelli, 8-00168 Rome, Italy.