Genotyping of Entamoeba Species in South Africa: Diversity, Stability, and Transmission Patterns within Families


Zaki, M; Reddy, SG; Jackson, TF; Ravdin, JI; Clark, CG; (2003) Genotyping of Entamoeba Species in South Africa: Diversity, Stability, and Transmission Patterns within Families. The Journal of infectious diseases, 187 (12). pp. 1860-9. ISSN 0022-1899 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1086/375349

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Abstract

Using a recently described polymerase chain reaction-based DNA typing method for Entamoeba histolytica and E. dispar, we investigated the genetic diversity of these species in a geographically restricted region of South Africa. Patterns were stable over time in the same infection, and, with few exceptions, infected family members carried the same strain. However, both species exhibited remarkable variation, with no 2 family groups being infected with the same strain of E. histolytica. Mixed infections were rare. The results indicate that this typing method will be useful in identifying epidemiological linkage between infections.

Item Type: Article
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases
Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases > Dept of Pathogen Molecular Biology
PubMed ID: 12792862
Web of Science ID: 183722600005
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/17192

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