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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 71-73

Pondicherry declaration on the identification and detection of Entamoeba histolytica


1 Vice-Chancellor, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, Puducherry, India
2 Department of Medical Parasitology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
3 Department of Microbiology, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
4 Department of Microbiology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka, India
5 Department of Microbiology, Silchar Medical College, Silchar, Assam, India
6 Department of Microbiology, Bankura Sammilani Medical College, Bankura, West Bengal, India
7 Department of Microbiology, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Puducherry, India

Correspondence Address:
Namrata K Bhosale
Department of Microbiology, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Pillaiyarkuppam, Pondy-Cuddalore Main Road, Puducherry - 607 402
India
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DOI: 10.4103/tp.TP_111_20

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Stake holders meet on “Identification and Detection of Entamoeba histolytica” was conducted on July 21, 2019 at Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth Deemed-to-be-University, Pondicherry. This programme was of national importance, since the amoebiasis is being increasingly reported from different parts of India because of poor socioeconomic conditions and sanitation levels. Experts in amoebiasis research across India attended this meeting. This meeting was conducted with an objective to frame the guidelines on the identification and detection of E. histolytica with reference to conventional diagnostic methods and molecular diagnosis targeting appropriate genes of E. histolytica. The recommendations of the panel were released as declaration on the diagnosis of amoebiasis and were circulated to various administrative and scientific bodies in India as reference policy document on the diagnosis of amoebiasis.


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