Amoebiasis

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Appropriate Tests

Diarrhoea

Ova cysts parasites faeces; microscopy for Entamoeba histolytica trophozoites and cysts.

Mucosal scrapings are a suitable alternative specimen.

Specimen should be freshly collected and still warm if trophozoites are to be detected.

Colitis

Colorectal biopsy.

Liver abscess

Entamoeba histolytica antibodies (Entamoeba Ab).

See also Abscess.


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