Tropical Parasitology

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 8--29

Systematic review on Endolimax nana: A less well studied intestinal ameba


Casper Sahl Poulsen, Christen Rune Stensvold 
 Department of Microbiology and Infection Control, Laboratory of Parasitology, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, Denmark

Correspondence Address:
Christen Rune Stensvold
Laboratory of Parasitology, Statens Serum Institut, Building 37/137, Artillerivej 5, DK-2300 Copenhagen S
Denmark

Of the so-called nonpathogenic intestinal protozoa, Endolimax nana belongs to the ones least well described. Most data on E. nana have emerged from general surveys of intestinal parasites in selected cohorts and mostly in the absence of any particular focus on Endolimax. Hence, the genus of Endolimax remains largely unexplored in terms of morphology, taxonomy, genetic diversity, host specificity, and epidemiology. In this review, we seek to provide an overview of the work that has been performed on the parasite since the genus Endolimax was described by Kuenen and Swellengrebel in 1917 and suggest activities that may pave the way for a better understanding of E. nana in a clinical and public health context.


How to cite this article:
Poulsen CS, Stensvold CR. Systematic review on Endolimax nana: A less well studied intestinal ameba.Trop Parasitol 2016;6:8-29


How to cite this URL:
Poulsen CS, Stensvold CR. Systematic review on Endolimax nana: A less well studied intestinal ameba. Trop Parasitol [serial online] 2016 [cited 2019 Nov 13 ];6:8-29
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