Volume 8, june 2001Xth International Conference on Trichinellosis (20-24 august 2000)
|Page(s)||S144 - S146|
|Published online||17 September 2014|
Xth ICT, August 2000
Diagnosis of human trichinellosis : pitfalls in the use of a unique immunoserological technique
Institute of Humoral Immunity Studies, CONICET, Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Buenos Aires, Junín 956, 1113 Buenos Aires, Argentina. Tel.: (54-11) 4964-8260 - Fax : (54-11) 4964-0024. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Serum samples belonging to three outbreaks in Argentina (47 patients) taken at different times post-ingestion were analysed employing IIF and ELISA simultaneously. Results show that : a) the number of patients diagnosed by a unique technique, especially by ELISA (31 patients), was lower than the one obtained by the simultaneous use of both assays (38 patients); b) four patients out of the seven diagnosed by a unique technique were negative by the other assay over the period of time evaluated. Therefore, It can be concluded that the use of a sole immunoserological technique can not only lead to the delay in the detection but also to the misdiagnosis of this parasitic Infection.
Key words: immunodiagnosis / human trichinellosis / ELISA / indirect immunofluorescense
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