Application of enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for mass examination of strongyloidiasis in Okinawa, Japan.

@article{Sato1990ApplicationOE,
  title={Application of enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for mass examination of strongyloidiasis in Okinawa, Japan.},
  author={Yuki Sato and Hiromu Toma and Masaki Takara and Yoshiyuki Shiroma},
  journal={International journal for parasitology},
  year={1990},
  volume={20 8},
  pages={1025-9}
}
The enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay was tested to evaluate whether it could be applicable in screening for mass examination of strongyloidiasis. A total of 2906 inhabitants in three areas (858 in Gushikawa Village, 849 in Nakazato Village and 1199 in Sashiki Town) were screened by the enzymatic assay and approximately 11-30% (11.8% in Gushikawa, 17.0% in Nakazato and 27.7% in Sashiki) were considered to be antibody positive. In the parasitological follow-up examinations of those who were… CONTINUE READING