Diagnosis by faecal culture of Dientamoeba fragilis infections in Australian patients with diarrhoea.

@article{Sawangjaroen1993DiagnosisBF,
  title={Diagnosis by faecal culture of Dientamoeba fragilis infections in Australian patients with diarrhoea.},
  author={N Sawangjaroen and Richard A Luke and Paul Prociv},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene},
  year={1993},
  volume={87 2},
  pages={163-5}
}
This paper reports the first survey in Australia to use faecal culture to detect Dientamoeba fragilis in patients with diarrhoea. Of 3 different protozoal culture media evaluated on a case of known infection, modified Boeck & Drbohlav's medium was the most suitable. The organism could be grown from faeces stored for up to 24 h at room temperature, but for only 10 h at 4 degrees C. Culture was then used, in combination with microscopy of smears fixed with polyvinyl alcohol and trichrome-stained… CONTINUE READING

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