An international study on the serological differential diagnosis of human cystic and alveolar echinococcosis.

Gottstein, Bruno; Schantz, P M; Todorov, T; Saimot, A G; Jacquier, P (1986). An international study on the serological differential diagnosis of human cystic and alveolar echinococcosis. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 64(1), pp. 101-105. World Health Organization

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An enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for the serological differentiation of cystic (Echinococcus granulosus) and alveolar (E. multilocularis) echinococcosis in man has been evaluated. A discrimination rate of 95.1% was found for 82 sera from patients of geographically disparate endemic areas. This rate was essentially the same as that found for 57 Swiss patients, indicating that inter- and intraspecific strain differences do not influence the test results. The assay method is suitable for immunodiagnostic purposes as well as for seroepidemiological studies.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathobiology (DIP) > Institute of Parasitology
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathobiology (DIP)

UniBE Contributor:

Gottstein, Bruno

Subjects:

600 Technology > 630 Agriculture

ISSN:

0042-9686

Publisher:

World Health Organization

Language:

English

Submitter:

Bruno Gottstein

Date Deposited:

21 Apr 2015 09:17

Last Modified:

21 Apr 2015 09:17

PubMed ID:

3488132

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/66744

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