1921
Volume 37, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645
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Abstract

Abstract

The dot enzyme-linked immunoassay and standard enzyme-linked immunoassay were used to detect antigens in cerebrospinal fluid of patients suffering with neurocysticercosis. Using the dot enzyme-linked immunoassay, 10 of 17 patients (59%) were positive at a reciprocal titer of 128 (range 128–1,024). In the standard assay, 13 of 17 (77%) were positive (range 128–512). Specificity was 100% in both assays using 48 cerebrospinal fluids from patients with various central nervous system infections. The quantification of antigens in cerebrospinal fluid using standard assay and photometric readings showed a range of 17 to 138 ng/ml. The results indicate that both assays are sensitive, specific, and economical for the diagnosis of neurocysticercosis.

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1987-07-01
2017-09-20
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  • Accepted : 05 Jan 1987

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