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Table 3 Distribution of Entamoeba complex species identified by PCR

From: First report of Entamoeba moshkovskii in human stool samples from symptomatic and asymptomatic participants in Kenya

MicroscopyPCRDisease status
SpeciesNumber PCR positive (%)Symptomatic (%)Asymptomatic (%)
Positive (n = 23)E. dispar only9 (40.9)3 (33)6 (67)
E. moshkovskii only2 (9.1)1 (50)1 (50)
E. histolytica + E. dispar2 (9.1)1 (50)1 (50)
E. histolytica + E. moshkovskii2 (9.1)0 (0)2 (100)
E. dispar + E. moshkovskii1 (4.5)0 (0)1 (100)
Negative (n = 23)E. histolytica only1 (4.5)1 (100)0 (0)
E. histolytica + E. dispar1 (4.5)0 (0)1 (100)
E. dispar + E. moshkovskii3 (13.6)2 (67)1 (33)
E. histolytica + E. moshkovskii + E. dispar1 (4.5)1 (100)0 (0)