Isoenzyme patterns and pathogenicity in amebic infection.

@article{Krogstad1986IsoenzymePA,
  title={Isoenzyme patterns and pathogenicity in amebic infection.},
  author={Donald J Krogstad},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={1986},
  volume={315 6},
  pages={
          390-1
        }
}
  • Donald J Krogstad
  • Published in
    The New England journal of…
    1986
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Entamoeba histolytica was first identified as a human pathogen in the 19th century,1 and it was subsequently given its species name because of its ability to lyse human tissue. Since that time, the approach to this important pathogen has been based primarily on its morphologic characteristics. Although Diamond and his colleagues have developed an in vitro culture system,2 it is unavailable in most clinical microbiology laboratories. Thus, the diagnosis of intestinal amebic infection is… CONTINUE READING

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