Entamoeba dispar


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Entamoeba dispar

nonpathogenic species that occurs in the large intestine of humans; formerly considered Entamoeba histolytica, Entamoeba dispar is now considered a separate species; it is nonpathogenic and is not associated with symptomatic amebiasis in humans. Morphologically it resembles Entamoeba histolytica; however, the trophozoites are never found to contain ingested red blood cells.
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Ent·a·moe·ba dis·par

(ent'ă-mē'bă dis'pahr)
Nonpathogenic species of ameba that occurs in the large intestine of humans; formerly classed with E. histolytica, E. dispar is now recognized as a separate species; it is not associated with symptomatic amebiasis in humans. Morphologically it resembles E. histolytica; however, the trophozoites are never found to contain ingested red blood cells.
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An improved colorimetric PCR-based method for detection and differentiation of Entamoeba histolytica and Entamoeba dispar in feces.
Nitazoxanide was safe and effective for the treatment of diarrhea caused by Giardia intestinalis, Entamoeba histolytica, and Entamoeba dispar, reported Dr.
*Entamoeba coli 70.2 *Endolimax nana 32.6 ** Hookworms 17.7 *Giardia lamblia 16.3 ** Strongyloides 6.4 stercoralis ** Trichuris trichiura 6.4 *Entamoeba histolytica/ 6.4 Entamoeba dispar *Iodamoeba butschlii 2.8 **Hymenolepis nana 0.7 ** Taenia sp.
histolytica is very difficult as the parasite is identical in appearance to a non-pathogenic species, Entamoeba dispar. Tests and microscopy currently available cannot differentiate between the two species, which means that they often lead to an inaccurate diagnosis and an unsuitable treatment.