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Table 4 Prevalence of E. histolytica , E. dispar , and E. moshkovskii infections based on real-time 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 Real-time PCR positive E. histolytica E. dispar E. moshkovskii E. histolytica + E. dispar E. histolytica + E. moshkovskii
n % n % n % n % n %
Kampung Gurney 5 2 40 0 0 0 0 3 60 0 0
Kampung Bumbun 14 6 42.9 2 14.3 0 0 6 42.9 0 0
Kampung Pangsun 10 2 20 2 20 0 0 5 50 1 10
Kampung Sungai Minyak 2 2 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kampung Kemensah 1 1 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SK Pos Piah 16 5 31.3 6 37.5 0 0 5 31.3 0 0
Kampung Teras Pos Piah 8 3 37.5 1 12.5 1 12.5 3 37.5 0 0
Total 56 21 37.5 11 19.6 1 1.8 22 39.3 1 1.8