Antibody determination in the diagnosis of Wuchereria bancrofti infection in man.

@article{Dissanayake1981AntibodyDI,
  title={Antibody determination in the diagnosis of Wuchereria bancrofti infection in man.},
  author={Senarath Dissanayake and M Mohamed Ismail},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  year={1981},
  volume={59 5},
  pages={753-7}
}
The levels of IgG and IgE antibodies reacting with somatic antigens of adult Setaria digitata and Wuchereria bancrofti microfilariae were determined in sera of 90 patients with Bancroftian filariasis and 379 non-filarial subjects. Antibodies reacting with adult antigens and with soluble microfilarial antigens were seen in both microfilaraemic and amicrofilaraemic patients. Antibodies reacting with surface antigens of W. bancrofti microfilariae were seen only in amicrofilaraemic subjects. IgE… CONTINUE READING