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Wuchereria bancrofti antigenaemia in Sri Lanka.

Show simple item record Itoh, M. en_US Weerasooriya, M.V. en_US Gunawardena, N.K. en_US Mudalige, M.P. en_US Samarawickrema, W.A. en_US Kimura, E. en_US 2014-10-29T09:18:16Z 2014-10-29T09:18:16Z 1999 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Tropical Medicine and International Health. 1999; 4(3): pp.207-10 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1360-2276 (Print) en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1365-3156 (Electronic) en_US
dc.description Indexed in MEDLINE
dc.description.abstract The prevalence of Wuchereria bancrofti antigenaemia determined in 353 subjects in Matara, Sri Lanka by Og4C3 ELISA was 20.7%. Positive rates obtained with the same subjects by 1 ml Nuclepore filtration and 60 microl thick blood smear were 11.3% and 7.9%, respectively. Antigen levels were positively associated with microfilaria counts. Two-thirds of antigen-positive and microfilaria-negative (Ag+/Mf-) individuals were > 25-year-old, but younger age groups (< or = 25-year-old) tended to have proportionally more Ag+/Mf- cases. Possible origins of the Ag+/Mf- status are discussed
dc.publisher Blackwell Scientific Publications en_US
dc.subject Filariasis
dc.subject Filariasis-diagnosis
dc.subject Filariasis-epidemiology
dc.subject Filariasis-immunology
dc.subject Wuchereria bancrofti-immunology
dc.subject Sri Lanka-epidemiology
dc.subject Antigens, Helminth-blood
dc.subject Prevalence
dc.title Wuchereria bancrofti antigenaemia in Sri Lanka. en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.identifier.department Parasitology en_US

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