1921
Volume 29, Issue 4
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645
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Abstract

Abstract

A seroepidemiological approach was taken to elucidate the relationship between anti-microfilarial antibodies and amicrofilaremia in humans living under natural conditions of exposure to . Entomological observations indicated that all of the people in the study population in South Kalimantan, Borneo, were exposed repeatedly to filarial infection. A third of the population had antibodies to the sheath of microfilariae. The prevalence and titer of anti-sheath IgM was higher than anti-sheath IgG or IgA. There was a statistically significant correlation between anti-sheath antibody and amicrofilaremia and these antibodies may play a role in regulating peripheral microfilaremia.

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1980-07-01
2017-11-21
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  • Accepted : 26 Jan 1980

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