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Table 1 Classification of patients with liver abscess using various such as tests anti-amoebic IgG antibody, E. histolytica PCR, E. histolytica lectin antigen and bacterial culture (n=200)

From: Evaluation of antigen detection and polymerase chain reaction for diagnosis of amoebic liver abscess in patients on anti-amoebic treatment

  Amoebic liver abscess Pygenic liver abscess Mixed Infection Unclassified
IgG Ab + Bacterial Culture 136, (68%) 12, (6%) 29, (14.5%) 23, (11.5%)
Amoebic DNA + Bacterial Culture 151, (75.5%) 25, (12.5%) 16, (8%) 8, (4%)
Lectin Antigen + Bacterial Culture 22, (11%) 39, (19.5%) 2, (1%) 137, (68.5%)