Prevalence and incidence of Entamoeba histolytica infection in South Africa and Egypt.

@article{Stauffer2006PrevalenceAI,
  title={Prevalence and incidence of Entamoeba histolytica infection in South Africa and Egypt.},
  author={William Stauffer and Mohamed Hemida Abd-Alla and Jonathan I Ravdin},
  journal={Archives of medical research},
  year={2006},
  volume={37 2},
  pages={266-9}
}
There are little data on the true prevalence and incidence of Entamoeba histolytica infection in Africa. This is due to the inability, historically, to differentiate Entamoeba histolytica from the more common, but non-pathogenic, Entamoeba dispar. In addition, newer studies have demonstrated that the previous gold standard, culture with zymodeme analysis… CONTINUE READING