Endolimax nana

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Endolimax nana

(ĕn″dō-lī′măks nă′nă) [″ + leimax, meadow]
A species of ameba inhabiting the intestines of humans, monkeys, and other mammals. Although it is often found in stool specimens, it is usually thought to be a commensal or nonpathogenic inhabitant of the gut.


a genus of amebas found in the colon of humans, other mammals, birds, amphibians and cockroaches; none of them appear to be pathogenic.

Endolimax caviae
found in guinea pigs.
Endolimax nana
found in humans and monkeys.
Endolimax ratti
found in rats.
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As especies mais prevalentes foram Endolimax nana, Entamoeba coli, Blastocystis sp.
Enteroparasitos N % Protozoarios * Endolimax nana 89 67,9 ** Entamoeba coli 47 35,9 Blastocystis sp.
Entamoeba coli and Endolimax nana were the most commonly detected protozoan parasites, while Isospora, Cryptosporidia and other Coccidia species were less common (Table I).
Other parasites found and rates of infection were: Endolimax nana (9.
In a stool specimen, Entamoeba histolytica, Trichiuris trichura, Endolimax nana, and Blastocystis hominis were observed; stool cultures were negative.