Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, January 15th, 2006
According to a study from the United States, "Specific identification of Entamoeba species in clinical specimens is an important confirmatory diagnostic step in the management of patients who may be infected with Entamoeba histolytica, the species that causes clinical amebiasis. Distinct real-time PCR protocols have recently been published for identification of E. histolytica and differentiation from the morphologically identical nonpathogenic Entamoeba dispar."
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