First Evidence of Genetic Intraspecific Variability and Occurrence of Entamoeba gingivalis in HIV(+)/AIDS

@inproceedings{Cembranelli2013FirstEO,
  title={First Evidence of Genetic Intraspecific Variability and Occurrence of Entamoeba gingivalis in HIV(+)/AIDS},
  author={Sibeli B. S. Cembranelli and Fernanda O. Souto and Kennio Ferreira-Paim and T{\'u}lio T. Richinho and Poliana L. Nunes and Gabriel Ant{\^o}nio Nogueira Nascentes and Thatiana Bragine Ferreira and Dalmo Guilherme Correia and Eliane Lages-Silva},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
Entamoeba gingivalis is considered an oral commensal but demonstrates a pathogenic potential associated with periodontal disease in immunocompromised individuals. Therefore, this study evaluated the occurrence, opportunistic conditions, and intraspecific genetic variability of E. gingivalis in HIV(+)/AIDS patients. Entamoeba gingivalis was studied using fresh examination (FE), culture, and PCR from bacterial plaque samples collected from 82 HIV(+)/AIDS patients. Genetic characterization of the… CONTINUE READING