Lmmunodiagnosis of entamoeba histolytica and ascaris lumbricoides infections in caucasian and aboriginal australians

Welch J.S., Dobson C. and Chopra S. (1986) Lmmunodiagnosis of entamoeba histolytica and ascaris lumbricoides infections in caucasian and aboriginal australians. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 80 2: 240-247. doi:10.1016/0035-9203(86)90024-6


Author Welch J.S.
Dobson C.
Chopra S.
Title Lmmunodiagnosis of entamoeba histolytica and ascaris lumbricoides infections in caucasian and aboriginal australians
Journal name Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1878-3503
Publication date 1986-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/0035-9203(86)90024-6
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 80
Issue 2
Start page 240
End page 247
Total pages 8
Language eng
Subject 2405 Parasitology
2739 Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
2725 Infectious Diseases
Abstract The immunodiagnostic efficiency of an indirect immunofluorescence test (IFAT) and in vitro lymphocyte proliferative responsiveness (cell mediated immunity test, CMIT) used to measure the immunological responses of individuals with known natural Entamoeba histolytica and Ascaris lumbricoides infections, was studied under survey conditions. E. histolytica was common among Aborigines from Cherbourg, Kowanyama and Central Australia, but it was not found in Brisbane Caucasians. The protozoan was selected for the study because it was prevalent and purified antigen was commercially available. Immunodiagnosis for A. lumbricoides was made using an antigen prepared by affinity chromatography. Diagnosis based on frequency distribution of immunological data gave valid assessment of the number of infected individuals in each population studied.
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