What is the role of vaccination in the prevention of amebiasis?

Updated: Jul 19, 2019
  • Author: Vinod K Dhawan, MD, FACP, FRCPC, FIDSA; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Development of a vaccine for invasive amebiasis is still in its infancy. [78, 79, 80] Many components of the ameba are immunogenic and may serve as targets for a future vaccine, including the galactose/N -acetylgalactosamine lectin, the serine-rich E histolytica protein, cysteine proteinases, lipophosphoglycans, amebapores, and the 29-kd protein. Quach et al reviewed current strategies involved in the development of a vaccine against E histolytica. [81]


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