Pondicherry declaration on the identification and detection of Entamoeba histolytica

Subhash Chandra Parija, Rakesh Sehgal, Ujjala Ghoshal, Sumeeta Khurana, Vinay Khanna, Debadatta Dhar Chanda, Tapashi Ghoshal, Namrata K. Bhosale

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-73
Number of pages3
JournalTropical Parasitology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01-07-2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Parasitology
  • Microbiology
  • Infectious Diseases


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