Factors Influencing the Serological Response in Hepatic Echinococcus granulosus Infection.

@article{Lissandrin2016FactorsIT,
  title={Factors Influencing the Serological Response in Hepatic Echinococcus granulosus Infection.},
  author={Raffaella Lissandrin and Francesca Tamarozzi and Luca Piccoli and Carmine Tinelli and Annalisa De Silvestri and Mara Mariconti and Valeria Meroni and Francesca Genco and Enrico Brunetti},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2016},
  volume={94 1},
  pages={166-71}
}
Knowledge of variables influencing serology is crucial to evaluate serology results for the diagnosis and clinical management of cystic echinococcosis (CE). We analyzed retrospectively a cohort of patients with hepatic CE followed in our clinic in 2000-2012 to evaluate the influence of several variables on the results of commercial enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and indirect hemagglutination (IHA) tests. Sera from 171 patients with ≥ 1 hepatic CE cyst, and 90 patients with… CONTINUE READING
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