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Use of two sensitive and specific immunoblot markers, em70 and em90, for diagnosis of alveolar echinococcosis.

Authors
  • Korkmaz, Metin
  • Inceboz, Tonay
  • Celebi, Fehmi
  • Babaoglu, Aylin
  • Uner, Ahmet
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of clinical microbiology
Publication Date
Jul 01, 2004
Volume
42
Issue
7
Pages
3350–3352
Identifiers
PMID: 15243114
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Antibodies against Echinococcus multilocularis metacestodes were screened by immunoblotting sera from patients with alveolar echinococcosis (n = 39), cystic echinococcosis (n = 109), or other parasitic infections (n = 66) and healthy individuals (n = 32). Two antigens, approximately 70 and 90 kDa, are found to be valuable for confirmatory diagnosis, with a sensitivity and specificity of 100 and 99.51%, respectively.

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