Prevalence and genetic diversity of Entamoeba histolytica in an institution for the mentally retarded in the Philippines

@article{Rivera2005PrevalenceAG,
  title={Prevalence and genetic diversity of Entamoeba histolytica in an institution for the mentally retarded in the Philippines},
  author={Windell L Rivera and Sherwin R. Santos and Hiroji Kanbara},
  journal={Parasitology Research},
  year={2005},
  volume={98},
  pages={106-110}
}
A total of 113 mentally retarded patients residing in a mental institution in Metropolitan Manila, Philippines, were screened for the presence of Entamoeba histolytica based on microscopy and polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Anti-E. histolytica antibodies were also screened in 97 serum samples collected using immunofluorescence antibody (IFA) test. Parasitological examination showed E. histolytica/Entamoeba dispar in 43 cases (38.05%), while PCR detected 74 cases (65.48%) positive for E… CONTINUE READING