Field evaluation of a coproantigen enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for diagnosis of canine echinococcosis in a rural Andean village in Peru.

@article{Lopera2003FieldEO,
  title={Field evaluation of a coproantigen enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for diagnosis of canine echinococcosis in a rural Andean village in Peru.},
  author={Luis Lopera and Pedro Moro and Amanda Chavez and Glicerio Montes and Armando Gonzales and Robert H. Gilman},
  journal={Veterinary parasitology},
  year={2003},
  volume={117 1-2},
  pages={37-42}
}
One hundred and six dogs (61 males and 45 females) were examined for Echinococcus granulosus infection in a farming cooperative in the central highlands of Peru during November 1998. Canine echinococcosis was diagnosed using direct microscopic examinations of purged feces following arecoline purging and a coproantigen-detection enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for E. granulosus. Mean age was 2 years with a range of 3 months to 9 years. The overall prevalence of canine echinococcosis… CONTINUE READING

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