Specific and sensitive diagnosis of schistosome infection: can it be done with antibodies?

Michael J. Doenhoff, Peter L. Chiodini, Joanne V. Hamilton

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Abstract

A simple, cheap, sensitive and specific assay for routine diagnosis of schistosome infection is not yet available. This review considers some of the advantages and disadvantages of parasitological microscopy, circulating-antigen detection and antibody-detection methods. Immunoassays for the detection of antibodies reactive against schistosome egg antigens have the potential to be useful in both clinical and epidemiological settings.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-39
Number of pages5
JournalParasitology
Volume20
Issue number1
Early online date13 Nov 2003
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2004

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