Skip to main content
padlock icon - secure page this page is secure

Short communication: Prevalence of Entamoeba histolytica and Entamoeba dispar in northern Ghana

Buy Article:

$52.00 + tax (Refund Policy)

Summary

Since the redescription of the potentially invasive Entamoeba histolytica, separating it from the morphologically identical non-invasive Entamoeba dispar, there is a need for the reassessment of epidemiological data on amoebiasis. In this context we conducted a descriptive survey on the presence of E. histolytica and E. dispar in a rural area in northern Ghana. We found a high prevalence (39.8%) of the E. histolytica/E. dispar complex with microscopy, but E. histolytica and E. dispar-specific DNA amplification using real-time polymerase chain reaction identified only one E. histolytica case and revealed a considerably higher prevalence of E. dispar (82.8%).
No References
No Citations
No Supplementary Data
No Article Media
No Metrics

Keywords: Entamoeba dispar; Entamoeba histolytica; Sub-Saharan Africa

Document Type: Short Communication

Affiliations: 1: Department of Parasitology, Leiden University Medical Centre, Leiden, The Netherlands 2: Health Services, Ministry of Health, Bawku, Bawku District, Ghana

Publication date: December 1, 2003

  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more