Field comparison of circulating antibody assays versus circulating antigen assays for the detection of schistosomiasis japonica in endemic areas of China

@inproceedings{Cai2013FieldCO,
  title={Field comparison of circulating antibody assays versus circulating antigen assays for the detection of schistosomiasis japonica in endemic areas of China},
  author={Yu-chun Cai and Jun-fang Xu and Peter Steinmann and Shao-hong Chen and Yan-hong Chu and Li-Guang Tian and Mu-xin Chen and Hao Li and Yan Lu and Ling-ling Zhang and Yang Zhou and Jia-xu Chen},
  booktitle={Parasites & Vectors},
  year={2013}
}
BackgroundSchistosomiasis remains a serious public health problem in affected countries, and routine, highly sensitive and cost-effective diagnostic methods are lacking. We evaluated two immunodiagnostic techniques for the detection of Schistosoma japonicum infections: circulating antibody and circulating antigen assays.MethodsA total of 1864 individuals (between 6 and 72 years old) residing in five administrative villages in Hubei province were screened by serum examination with an indirect… CONTINUE READING

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