Immunodiagnosis of Human Fascioliasis by Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay using Excretory-Secretory Products

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  • * Departamentos de Helmintología
  • Arbovirus
  • Parasitología, Instituto de Medicina Tropical “Pedro Kourí” (IPK), Apartado 601, Zona Postal 13, Ciudad de la Habana, Cuba

In sera from patients with fascioliasis the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) was used to detect antibody using excretory-secretory products (ES) from Fasciola hepatica adult worms. The specificity of ES-ELISA (with OD values > 0.38) allowed the differentiation among fascioliasis, schistosomiasis, clonorchiasis, and other human parasite infections.