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Immunodiagnosis of human sparganosis mansoni by micro-chemiluminescence enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7886764     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We compared a microcolorimetric enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (colorimetric ELISA) and a microchemiluminescence enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (chemiluminescence ELISA) for the detection of specific immunoglobulin G (IgG) in the serum of 9 patients with sparganosis mansoni and 9 healthy controls. The chemiluminescence ELISA was able to measure serum levels of specific IgG over a far wider range than the colorimetric assay, and its detection limit was at least 10-fold lower. An additional 5 sera from sparganosis patients and 5 more from healthy controls, together with sera from 28 patients with other parasitic diseases, were also examined by the chemiluminescence ELISA. All 14 patients with sparaganosis mansoni showed high levels of chemiluminescence (21,302 +/- 18,907 counts per second [cps]). All sera from the 14 healthy controls (1580 +/- 569 cps) and sera from 27 of the 28 patients with other parasites (4 with taeniasis saginata [1767 +/- 501 cps], 11 with diphyllobothriasis latum [1479 +/- 501 cps], 13 with cysticercosis cellulosae [2376 +/- 1437 cps]) showed chemiluminescence levels lower than those of any of the sparganosis mansoni patients. The exception was a patient with cysticercosis (5980 cps), who may have had a dual infection with Cysticercus cellulosae and Sparganum mansoni. Thus, the chemiluminescence ELISA demonstrated high sensitivity and specificity for human sparganosis mansoni.
T Nishiyama; T Ide; S R Himes; S Ishizaka; T Araki
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene     Volume:  88     ISSN:  0035-9203     ISO Abbreviation:  Trans. R. Soc. Trop. Med. Hyg.     Publication Date:    1994 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-04-13     Completed Date:  1995-04-13     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7506129     Medline TA:  Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  663-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Parasitology, Nara Medical University, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Antibodies, Helminth / blood
Chemiluminescent Measurements
Controlled Clinical Trials as Topic
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay / methods*
Immunoglobulin G / blood
Sensitivity and Specificity
Sparganosis / diagnosis*
Sparganum / immunology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antibodies, Helminth; 0/Immunoglobulin G

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