Molecular identification of Entamoeba spp. in captive nonhuman primates

B Levecke, L Dreesen, P Dorny, JJ Verweij, F Vercammen, S Casaert, J Vercruysse, P Geldhof

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    Abstract

    This study describes the molecular identification of 520 Entamoeba positive faecal samples from a large and diverse population of captive nonhuman primates (NHP). The results revealed the presence of E. histolytica (NHP variant only), E. dispar, E. moshkovskii, E. hartmanni, E. coli and E. polecki-like organisms
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
    Volume48
    Issue number8
    Pages (from-to)2988-2990
    Number of pages3
    ISSN0095-1137
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2010

    Keywords

    • B780-tropical-medicine
    • Protozoal diseases
    • Amebiasis
    • Entamoeba histolytica
    • Entamoeba dispar
    • Entamoeba moshkovskii
    • Entamoeba hartmannii
    • Entamoeba coli
    • Entamoeba polecki
    • Molecular diagnostic techniques
    • Identification
    • Stool examination
    • Captivity
    • Reservoirs
    • Primates
    • Belgium
    • Netherlands
    • Europe-West

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