Entamoeba histolytica antigen assays on stool are widely used to diagnose amebiasis. We report a case of confirmed amebic colitis with a false-negative antigen detection that became positive after treatment. Our results indicate that these assays may underdiagnose acute amebic infection when used alone and should be used cautiously. © 2012 Elsevier Inc.
|Journal||Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Aug 2012|
- Antigen detection
- Entamoeba histolytica