PA1710-1

Stool: Entamoeba histolytica/dispar, Endolimax nana, Entamoeba hartmanni, Blastocystis species –  Shipped October 02, 2017 – 

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
  • Infection in humans occurs after the ingestion of mature cysts via water or food (raw vegetables) contaminated with feces.

Full critique (PDF)

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