Iodamoeba butschlii in an anal pap test confirmed by iodine stain

Audrey N. Schuetz, Bobbi S. Pritt, Andrew M. Schreiner

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We report the finding of Iodamoeba butschlii amebic cysts on a liquid-based anal Pap smear from an HIV-positive male. Iodine staining of the smear confirmed the diagnosis. It is important to distinguish I. butschlii from pathogenic ameobae and other organisms seen on anal Pap smears.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)775-777
Number of pages3
JournalDiagnostic cytopathology
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2014


  • Iodamoeba butschlii
  • amebae
  • anal Pap
  • iodine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Histology


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