TABLE 1.

Numbers of mono- and mixed infections with Entamoeba spp. in 372 samples based on a PCR-RLHB protocol targeting the small-subunit rRNA gene

Infecting organism(s)No. (%) of samples
Organisms in monoinfections109 (29.3)
    E. histolytica30 (8.1)
    E. hartmanni36 (9.7)
    E. coli12 (3.2)
    E. polecki-like organisms31 (8.3)
Organisms in mixed infections193 (51.9)
    E. histolytica + E. hartmanni27 (7.3)
    E. histolytica + E. coli1 (0.3)
    E. histolytica + E. polecki-like organisms30 (8.1)
    E. hartmanni + E. coli28 (7.5)
    E. hartmanni + E. polecki-like organisms28 (7.5)
    E. coli + E. polecki-like organisms2 (0.5)
    E. histolytica + E. coli + E. polecki-like organisms3 (0.8)
    E. histolytica + E. hartmanni + E. coli3 (0.8)
    E. histolytica + E. hartmanni + E. polecki-like organisms36 (9.7)
    E. dispar + E. hartmanni + E. coli4 (1.1)
    E. dispar + E. hartmanni + E. polecki-like organisms3 (0.8)
    E. moshkovskii + E. hartmanni + E. coli2 (0.5)
    E. moskovskii + E. hartmanni + E. polecki-like organisms1 (0.3)
    E. hartmanni + E. coli + E. polecki-like organisms15 (4.0)
    E. histolytica + E. hartmanni + E. coli + E. polecki-like organisms4 (1.1)
    E. dispar + E. hartmanni + E. coli + E. polecki-like organisms2 (0.5)
    E. moshkovskii + E. hartmanni + E. coli + E. polecki-like organisms4 (1.1)
Unidentified Entamoeba organisms70 (18.9)