Volume 36, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



The cross-reactivity of the blood from onchocerciasis, loiasis, and dipetalonemiasis was tested by a micro-ELISA technique, utilizing adult antigen and blood samples taken on filter paper. The average ELISA values (OD at 500 nm) were as follows: 0.58 in persons with microfilariae (n = 81), 0.49 in microfilariae-negatives from the same endemic area (n = 39), 0.15 in dipetalonemiasis (n = 27), and 0.25 in loiasis (n = 12), while those of 65 -negative people were markedly low (average 0.14) and that of 22 -negatives, 0.22, respectively. This ELISA could successfully differentiate onchocerciasis from dipetalonemiasis and loiasis.


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