Crossed immunoelectrophoretic studies of whole body extracts and venom from the imported fire ant Solenopsis invicta.

Abstract

Although allergic reactions occur after imported fire ant (IFA) sting, currently, only IFA whole body extract (IFAWBE) is available for diagnosis and immunotherapy of IFA-sensitive individuals. We report our crossed immunoelectrophoretic studies comparing antigenicity and allergenicity of Solenopsis invicta IFAWBE and IFA venom (IFAV). Rabbits were… (More)

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