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Entamoeba moshkovskii perspectives of a new agent to be considered in the diagnosis of amebiasis.
Acta Trop. 2012 Sep; 123(3):139-45.AT

Abstract

During the last decade Entamoeba moshkovskii has become relevant given its capacity to infect humans, especially when considering that it is morphologically indistinguishable from E. histolytica. For a long time, E. moshkovskii was considered as a free living amoeba, but in the last decade it has been demonstrated that E. moshkovskii can infect humans and can be found more frequently in regions where amebiasis shows high prevalence values, becoming a challenge to differentiate it from the E. histolytica/E. dispar complex. Recently there have been studies that raise the possibility that E. moshkovskii could be a pathogenic species, as there are reports in different countries that associated this infection with gastrointestinal symptoms even though others have described it as a non pathogenic species. For this reasons, both clinical and epidemiological studies are required.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Departamento de salud pública, Unidad de Parasitologia, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

22664420

Citation

Heredia, Rubén Darío, et al. "Entamoeba Moshkovskii Perspectives of a New Agent to Be Considered in the Diagnosis of Amebiasis." Acta Tropica, vol. 123, no. 3, 2012, pp. 139-45.
Heredia RD, Fonseca JA, López MC. Entamoeba moshkovskii perspectives of a new agent to be considered in the diagnosis of amebiasis. Acta Trop. 2012;123(3):139-45.
Heredia, R. D., Fonseca, J. A., & López, M. C. (2012). Entamoeba moshkovskii perspectives of a new agent to be considered in the diagnosis of amebiasis. Acta Tropica, 123(3), 139-45. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actatropica.2012.05.012
Heredia RD, Fonseca JA, López MC. Entamoeba Moshkovskii Perspectives of a New Agent to Be Considered in the Diagnosis of Amebiasis. Acta Trop. 2012;123(3):139-45. PubMed PMID: 22664420.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Entamoeba moshkovskii perspectives of a new agent to be considered in the diagnosis of amebiasis. AU - Heredia,Rubén Darío, AU - Fonseca,Jairo Andrés, AU - López,Myriam Consuelo, Y1 - 2012/06/02/ PY - 2011/12/09/received PY - 2012/05/25/revised PY - 2012/05/26/accepted PY - 2012/6/6/entrez PY - 2012/6/6/pubmed PY - 2012/11/1/medline SP - 139 EP - 45 JF - Acta tropica JO - Acta Trop. VL - 123 IS - 3 N2 - During the last decade Entamoeba moshkovskii has become relevant given its capacity to infect humans, especially when considering that it is morphologically indistinguishable from E. histolytica. For a long time, E. moshkovskii was considered as a free living amoeba, but in the last decade it has been demonstrated that E. moshkovskii can infect humans and can be found more frequently in regions where amebiasis shows high prevalence values, becoming a challenge to differentiate it from the E. histolytica/E. dispar complex. Recently there have been studies that raise the possibility that E. moshkovskii could be a pathogenic species, as there are reports in different countries that associated this infection with gastrointestinal symptoms even though others have described it as a non pathogenic species. For this reasons, both clinical and epidemiological studies are required. SN - 1873-6254 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/22664420/full_citation L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0001-706X(12)00222-7 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -
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