Mohammed H A Hegab

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Ninety-eight Schistosoma mansoni-infected children from an endemic area in Sharkia Governorate, Egypt were evaluated by abdominal ultrasonography to determine liver and spleen sizes, grade of periportal fibrosis, and splenic vein diameter. Circulating antigen levels were measured using a double sandwich ELISA in which the sensitivity was 91.8% and(More)
An immunodiagnostic sandwich enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) was performed for the detection of F. hepatica antigens in stool sample (copro-antigens) of experimentally infected animals (mice, rats and rabbits) over a period of 18 weeks using affinity-purified polyclonal antibodies raised against the whole adult F. gigantica. The test demonstrated(More)
Four groups of patients were selected: 16 patients with clinical evidence of obstructive filarial lymphangiopathy without microfilaraemia; 12 patients with clinical evidence of obstructive filarial lymphangiopathy with microfilaraemia and 9 patients with microfilaraemia. Two control groups were also included. Blood films, sera and hydrocele fluid samples(More)
Sixty-eight individuals were included in this study, 30 of them presented with Fasciola infection, 20 were infected with other parasites but not Fasciola (infected control group) and 18 individuals were parasite-free (normal control group). For all groups, stool analysis by modified formol-ether technique and Kato thick smears for egg counts and the(More)
Two previous reports have appeared in the literature regarding tansplacental transfer of Schistosoma mansoni antigens which raised the question of its reality. In a previous study the senior author, and others (1992 & 1997) detected circulating antigens of S. mansoni and S. haematobium in infected patients, using monoclonal antibodies 128C3, with a very(More)
Serum and aqueous humor (AH) samples were collected from 45 patients: 20 with typically active or reactivated retinal lesions of Toxoplasma (Group I), 16 with atypical lesions (Group II) and 9 with old quiescent scars (Group III). Also, serum and AH samples were collected from 10 patients with chronic toxoplasmosis without any ocular manifestation (Group(More)
The possibility of rat re-infection with different Toxoplasma gondii stages was studied in this work. Two groups of rats were infected with either intra-peritoneal injection of 1000 trophozoites of virulent Toxoplasma strain or 1000 oocysts through oral routes. IgA, IgM and IgG were detected 15, 30, 60 and 120 days post infections. IgA and IgM appeared as(More)
This study was performed on 1350 school children from 9 different villages in Sharkia Governorate to investigate the real situation of endemicity of fascioliasis in the area. Stool examination using modified Kato thick smear method was performed to detect Fasciola infection and other parasites. Those with negative stool samples were examined serologically(More)
Three hundred children with hepatomegaly were selected. They were subjected to full clinical and laboratory examinations. Also serum samples were examined to detect IgG using ELISA against SEA, chromatography purified hydatid cyst antigen, commercially available Toxoplasma antigen, partially purified adult Fasciola antigen and second-stage larvae Toxocara(More)
Ancylostoma caninum is responsible for cases with eosinophilic enteritis (EE) and unexplained abdominal pain with peripheral eosinophilia in man. Ninety-five patients with obscure acute or recurrent abdominal pain and ten asymptomatic healthy parasite free were subjected to thorough history taking, clinical examination, sonography, routine laboratory(More)