Yes, Entamoeba histolytica can be seen on H&E, but it may be difficult to identify in tissue sections when there is a lot of inflammation, necrosis, or ulceration. We have an immunostain that we use that works very well.
>>> "Jasper, Thomas" 10/04/01 10:57AM >>>
I had a pathologist ask me today if I knew of a procedure to specifically
demonstrate amoeba. I've never heard of this, neither had she. I am
speculating that they could show up with standard H+E, I really don't know.
I would appreciate any feedback.
Thomas Jasper HT(ASCP) BAS
Histology Team Leader
SMDC Clinical Laboratory
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