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Title: Wuchereria bancrofti antigenaemia in Sri Lanka.
Authors: Itoh, M.
Weerasooriya, M.V.
Gunawardena, N.K.
Mudalige, M.P.
Samarawickrema, W.A.
Kimura, E.
Keywords: Filariasis
Wuchereria bancrofti-immunology
Sri Lanka-epidemiology
Antigens, Helminth-blood
Issue Date: 1999
Publisher: Blackwell Scientific Publications
Citation: Tropical Medicine and International Health. 1999; 4(3): pp.207-10
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
Description: Indexed in MEDLINE
ISSN: 1360-2276 (Print)
1365-3156 (Electronic)
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