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Laboratory Diagnostic Techniques for Entamoeba Species
SUMMARY The genus Entamoeba contains many species, six of which (Entamoeba histolytica, Entamoeba dispar, Entamoeba moshkovskii, Entamoeba polecki, Entamoeba coli, and Entamoeba hartmanni) reside inExpand
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Enteric Protozoa in the Developed World: a Public Health Perspective
SUMMARY Several enteric protozoa cause severe morbidity and mortality in both humans and animals worldwide. In developed settings, enteric protozoa are often ignored as a cause of diarrheal illnessExpand
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PCR Detection of Entamoeba histolytica, Entamoeba dispar, and Entamoeba moshkovskii in Stool Samples from Sydney, Australia
ABSTRACT This study investigated the presence of Entamoeba histolytica, Entamoeba dispar, and Entamoeba moshkovskii in stool samples from a patient population in Sydney, Australia. Stool samples wereExpand
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What is the global economic impact of Neospora caninum in cattle - the billion dollar question.
Neospora caninum is regarded as one of the most important infectious causes of abortions in cattle worldwide, yet the global economic impact of the infection has not been established. A systematicExpand
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Evolution of the genus Leishmania revealed by comparison of DNA and RNA polymerase gene sequences.
Previous hypotheses of Leishmania evolution are undermined by limitations in the phylogenetic reconstruction method employed or due to the omission of key parasites. In this experiment, sequences ofExpand
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Prevalence of antibodies to Neospora caninum in different canid populations.
A total of 1,554 dogs from 5 countries on 3 continents were tested for antibodies to Neospora caninum using an indirect fluorescent antibody test. In Australia, overall, 42/451 (9%, 95% confidenceExpand
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Clinical Significance of Enteric Protozoa in the Immunosuppressed Human Population
SUMMARY Globally, the number of immunosuppressed people increases each year, with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) pandemic continuing to spread unabated in many parts of the world.Expand
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Effects of nucleotide sequence alignment on phylogeny estimation: a case study of 18S rDNAs of apicomplexa.
The reconstruction of phylogenetic history is predicated on being able to accurately establish hypotheses of character homology, which involves sequence alignment for studies based on molecularExpand
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Immunization of Cattle with Live Tachyzoites of Neospora caninum Confers Protection against Fetal Death
ABSTRACT Neospora caninum is an obligate intracellular protozoan parasite that causes abortion in cattle. It is normally found as a latent infection controlled by a T-helper-cell type 1 responseExpand
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Irritable bowel syndrome: a review on the role of intestinal protozoa and the importance of their detection and diagnosis.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a functional gastrointestinal disorder in which abdominal pain is associated with a defect or a change in bowel habits. Gut inflammation is one of the proposedExpand
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