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Table 4 Entamoeba histolytica and Entamoeba dispar frequency: microscopic and PCR analysis of stool samples of the 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 1 6 0 4 11
Non Eh/Ed 7 13 3 38 61
Negative 237 237
TOTAL 8 19 3 287 309
  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 3.55 %; E. dispar frequency [E. dispar + (E. dispar + E. histolytica)] was 7.12 %, and frequency of Entamoeba infection [E. histolytica + (E. histolytica + E. dispar) + E. dispar] was 9.70 %. PCR, polymerase chain reaction. (−) PCR was not performed