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Six cows and 6 calves were each inoculated with 100 or 100,000 Toxoplasma gondii oocysts. Serum samples were analyzed, using the Sabin-Feldman dye test (DT), indirect hemagglutination test, latex agglutination test, and the modified direct agglutination test (MAT). Antibody titers in cows were lower than in calves. In the cows, DT titers increased briefly(More)
We studied a cohort of 333 children in kindergarten to determine the prevalence of seropositivity to Toxocara canis, and to detect and measure chronic health effects that might be attributable to past infection. We found that 23.1% of the children had serologic evidence of infection (antibody titer greater than or equal to 1:32), assayed by means of an(More)
To determine epidemiological and clinical associations with Toxocara canis seropositivity, we studied 333 (87%) children of a cohort of 383 five- to seven-year-olds. The prevalence of seropositivity (antibody titer to T canis, greater than or equal to 1:32) was 23.1%. Black children were more frequently seropositive than were white children, as were(More)
The enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) has proved to be a sensitive and specific quantitative procedure for the serodiagnosis of toxoplasmosis. Using the toxoplasma model, several parameters of the test were investigated. Day-to-day reproducibility was 90% within one twofold dilution and 98% specific when tested against batteries of sera from other(More)
We describe a microvolume enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay based on enzyme rate kinetics. Antigens from Entamoeba histolytica were adsorbed in wells of disposable polystyrene strips containing 12 flat-bottom wells. After exposure to the serum of a patient and peroxidase-labeled anti-human immunoglobulin G, the rate of color change in specific substrate was(More)
Clinical, serologic, and epidermiologic evidence documents an outbreak of toxoplasmosis involving ten of 30 members of an extended family. The index patient had unusual clinical manifestations including brain abscesses, progressive chorioretinitis, seizures, neurologic deficits, hepatosplenomegaly, pneumonitis, and eosinophilia. Toxoplasmosis was confirmed(More)
Sera from 32 patients who became ill after jungle combat training were tested for antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii using the indirect immunofluorescence test. Swift rises of both IgG and IgM antibodies occurred within 2 weeks of infection. Reduction in IgM titers, due to competitive suppression by IgG antibody, occurred in most but not all cases. Suppression(More)