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Stool: Entamoeba histolytica/dispar, Blastocystis hominis, Endolimax nana  –  Shipped July 2015

Educational Highlights

  • E. histolytica and E. dispar are two separate and distinct species, however, they are indistinguishable using routine diagnostic methods unless erythrophagocytosis is observed.
  • E. histolytica has the unique ability among the intestinal amoebae parasitizing humans of being able to invade tissue.

Full critique (PDF)

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