Encyclopedia of Parasitology

2016 Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Sappina diploidea

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43978-4_2790

Free-living 2-nucleated amoeba, the trophozoites of which live in faeces, hollows of bark of trees, small water ponds, etc., which reaches a size of 25 μm. The trophozoites are able to introduce an amoeba-induced granulomatous encephalitis ( GAE) in humans.

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