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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Intrathecal synthesis of specific immunoglobulin G antibodies in neurocysticercosis: evaluation of antibody concentrations by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay using a whole cysticercal extract and cyst vesicular fluid as antigens
Author: Arruda, GC
Quagliato, EMAB
Rossi, CL
Abstract: The demonstration of intrathecal antibody production has proven useful for showing the involvement of the central nervous system (CNS) in several diseases. In the present study, the intrathecal synthesis of cysticercus-specific immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibodies was investigated in 30 patients with neurocysticercosis based on calculation of the specific IgG antibody index (AI(IgG)). An AI(IgG) >= 1.5 was considered to be indicative of intrathecal antibody production. Antibody concentrations in serum and cerebrospinal fluid samples were evaluated using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay with 2 antigen preparations from Taenia solium cysticerci, namely, a whole cysticercal extract (TsoW) and the vesicular fluid of the parasite (TsoVF). Intrathecal, cysticercus-specific IgG antibody synthesis was observed in 21 (70%) and 23 (76.6%) patients using the TsoW and TsoVF antigens, respectively. The detection of the intrathecal synthesis of specific antibodies may be a potentially useful tool in establishing the involvement of CNS in cysticercosis. (c) 2006 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Subject: neurocysticercosis
intrathecal antibody production
specific antibody index
Country: EUA
Editor: Elsevier Science Inc
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2005.08.007
Date Issue: 2006
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