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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Evaluation Of Taenia Solium And Taenia Crassiceps Cysticercal Antigens For Immunodiagnosis Of Neurocysticercosis Using Elisa On Cerebrospinal Fluid Samples.
Author: Suzuki, Lisandra Akemi
Arruda, Gisele Cristina
Quagliato, Elizabeth Maria Aparecida Barasnevicius
Rossi, Qláudio Lúcio
Abstract: The efficacy of whole parasite and vesicular fluid antigen extracts from Taenia solium and Taenia crassiceps cysticerci for immunodiagnosis of neurocysticercosis was evaluated using ELISA on cerebrospinal fluid samples. Anticysticercal IgG antibodies were assayed in cerebrospinal fluid samples from 23 patients with neurocysticercosis and 35 patients with other neurological disorders. The ELISA reaction for the whole Taenia solium cysticercal extract showed 91.3% sensitivity and 94.3% specificity, whereas the sensitivity and specificity of the ELISA for the whole Taenia crassiceps cysticercal extract were 87% and 94.3%, respectively. The ELISA reactions for vesicular fluid from Taenia solium or Taenia crassiceps showed 91.3% sensitivity and 97.1% specificity. Considering the results obtained from the four antigen preparations, vesicular fluid from Taenia solium and Taenia crassiceps cysticerci may be useful as a source of antigens for immunological reactions that are used for detecting specific antibodies in cerebrospinal fluid samples from patients with neurocysticercosis.
Subject: Animals
Antibodies, Helminth
Antigens, Helminth
Case-control Studies
Enzyme-linked Immunosorbent Assay
Immunoglobulin G
Reproducibility Of Results
Sensitivity And Specificity
Taenia Solium
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Date Issue: -1-Uns- -1
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