PA1810-3

Stool:  Entamoeba histolytica/dispar, Blastocystis species, Endolimax nana –  Shipped September 24, 2018

Educational Highlights

  • E. histolytica and E. dispar are two separate and distinct species however they are morphologically indistinguishable using routine diagnostic methods unless erythrophagocytosis is observed.
  • Serum antibody detection is considered to be of crucial importance in detecting extra-intestinal infections such as amoebic liver abscesses.

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