Seroepidemiological study of antibody responses to the zymodemes of Entamoeba histolytica.


In 303 apparently healthy subjects and 54 patients with confirmed invasive amoebiasis amoebae were isolated where possible, and Entamoeba histolytica was classified into its various zymodems. 20% of the healthy subjects were antibody-positive; 17 healthy subjects proved to be symptomless carriers of pathogenic zymodemes and, like patients with invasive… (More)


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