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Table 3 Prevalence of E. histolytica, E. dispar and E. moshkovskii infections as determined by nested PCR in microscopically positive faecal samples according to locations

From: Differentiating Entamoeba histolytica, Entamoeba dispar and Entamoeba moshkovskii using nested polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in rural communities in Malaysia

Location (s) PCR Positive E. histolytica only E. dispar only E. moshkovskii only E. histolytica + E. dispar
   n % n % n % n %
Pos Iskandar 29 28 96.6 1 3.4 0 0 0 0
Sungai Koyan 4 0 0 2 50.0 0 0 2 50.0
Sungai Bumbun 8 0 0 5 62.5 1 12.5 2 25.0
Bukit Serok 7 2 28.6 1 14.3 2 28.6 2 28.6
Sungai Layau 4 3 75.0 1 25.0 0 0 0 0
Total 52 33 63.5 10 19.2 3 5.8 6 11.5