Stool: Dientamoeba fragilis –  Shipped April 2011

Educational Highlights

  • In contrast to many pathogenic protozoa, which have a high prevalence in developing regions of the world, high prevalence rates of D. fragilis have been reported from countries where high levels of health standards are to be expected.
  • The stained smear is the only method that ensures maintaining the morphology of the organism.

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