Is Entamoeba histolytica in homosexual men a pathogen?

@article{Goldmeier1986IsEH,
  title={Is Entamoeba histolytica in homosexual men a pathogen?},
  author={David Goldmeier and P. G. Sargeaunt and Ashley B Price and Pat E Munday and Owen J Billington and Ian M. C. Dixon and P Borriello and J M Carder and Adam Shaw and John Hilton},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={1986},
  volume={1 8482},
  pages={641-4}
}
Entamoeba histolytica (EH) in homosexual men is generally considered to be pathogenic. To test this hypothesis, the generally accepted features of invasion (haematophagous trophozoites in faeces; high-titre serum antibody; moderate to severe acute inflammatory change; and presence of EH in the mucosa on rectal biopsy) and the zymodeme pattern of cultured trophozoites were assessed in twenty-three EH excretors and eleven control homosexual men. No trophozoites or antibody to EH were found in… CONTINUE READING

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