By Everard L. Napier, M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P. (Lond.). In charge Kala-azar research, Calcutta School of Tropical Medicine. Second edition. 185 pages of text with 15 charts in the text, 18 plates, and an appendix of references to literature, author index and subject index. Oxford University Press. London, Bombay, Calcutta, Madras, 1927
Sera from individuals in an area of Haiti endemic for Mansonella ozzardi were analyzed for reactivity to antigens of Brugia pahangi, Dirofilaria immitis, Mansonella llewellyni or Ascaris lumbricoides using either an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay or an indirect immunofluorescent antibody test. IgM and IgG reactivity to all antigens was observed with sera from both microfilaremic and amicrofilaremic individuals when compared to reactivity of sera from individuals from nonendemic areas. Antibody reactivity to B. pahangi was greater than that to other antigens. IgG reactivity of sera from endemic patients to filarial antigens was consistently greater than that of IgM. Antibody reactivity was not correlated with age or microfilarial density.