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Table 3 Prevalence of E. histolytica , E. dispar , and E. moshkovskii infections based on PCR in microscopically positive faecal samples according to locations

From: Real-time PCR assay in differentiating Entamoeba histolytica, Entamoeba dispar, and Entamoeba moshkovskii infections in Orang Asli settlements in Malaysia

Location Nested PCR E. histolytica E. dispar E. moshkovskii E. histolytica + E. dispar E. histolytica + E. moshkovskii
N % n % n % n % n %
Kampung Gurney 4 4 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kampung Bumbun 12 7 58.3 3 25 0 0 2 16.7 0 0
Kampung Pangsun 10 3 33.3 2 20 0 0 5 50 0 0
Kampung Sungai Minyak 2 2 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kampung Kemensah 2 2 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SK Pos Piah 14 11 78.6 0 0 0 0 3 21.4 0 0
Kampung Teras Pos Piah 8 5 62.5 2 25 0 0 1 12.5 0 0
Total 52 34 65.4 7 13.5 0 0 11 21.2 0 0