Value of microscopy in the diagnosis of dysentery associated with invasive Entamoeba histolytica.

@article{GonzalezRuiz1994ValueOM,
  title={Value of microscopy in the diagnosis of dysentery associated with invasive Entamoeba histolytica.},
  author={A R Gonzalez-Ruiz and Rashidul Haque and Andoni Aguirre and Guadalupe Casta{\~n}{\'o}n and Andy Hall and Felipe Guhl and Guillermo M. Ru{\'i}z-Palacios and Michael Alexander Miles and David Charles Warhurst},
  journal={Journal of clinical pathology},
  year={1994},
  volume={47 3},
  pages={236-9}
}
AIMS To assess the reliability of the detection of erythrophagocytic amoebic trophozoites in stool samples in the diagnosis of dysentery associated with invasive Entamoeba histolytica. METHODS Amoebic culture was carried out on single stool samples collected from patients from Mexico, Colombia, and Bangladesh. The stools had been examined by light microscopy. Amoebic dysentery was diagnosed when erythrophagocytic E histolytica trophozoites were observed in a case of bloody diarrhoea. E… CONTINUE READING

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