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Table 5 Entamoeba histolytica and Entamoeba dispar frequency: microscopic and PCR analysis of stool of the relatives of the parasitized school children

From: Entamoeba histolytica and Entamoeba dispar infection in Mexican school children: genotyping and phylogenetic relationship

  PCR characterization
Microscopy E. histolytica E. dispar E. histolytica + E. dispar Negative Total
Eh/Ed 0 6 0 0 6
Non Eh/Ed 0 8 0 34 42
Negative 119 119
TOTAL 0 14 0 153 167
  1. Values are the frequency of E. histolytica and/or E. dispar species microscopically and/or PCR detected. E. histolytica frequency [E. histolytica + (E. histolytica + E. dispar)] was 0′%; E. dispar frequency [E. dispar + (E. dispar + E. histolytica)] was 8.38, and frequency of Entamoeba infection [E. histolytica + (E. histolytica + E. dispar) + E. dispar] was 0 %. PCR, polymerase chain reaction. (−) PCR was not performed