Association between IgE antibody against soluble egg antigen and resistance to reinfection with Schistosoma japonicum.

@article{Zhang1997AssociationBI,
  title={Association between IgE antibody against soluble egg antigen and resistance to reinfection with Schistosoma japonicum.},
  author={Zhi Jun Zhang and Huacheng Wu and Shizhang Chen and Linda S. Hu and Zongqiang Xie and Yuan Qiu and Chuan Su and Jianping Cao and Yi Wu and Shuyi Zhang and Guiying Laura Wu},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene},
  year={1997},
  volume={91 5},
  pages={606-8}
}
There is evidence that immunoglobulin (Ig) E antibody may be a critical component of protective immunity against Schistosoma mansoni and S. haematobium reinfection. In the present study, 555 individuals aged 3-67 years infected with S.japonicum received praziquantel treatment before the transmission season commenced; 45 d later, blood samples from 265 individuals who had no S. japonicum egg in their stool were examined by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for specific isotypic antibodies… CONTINUE READING

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