Field evaluation of an enzyme immunoassay for detection of asymptomatic patients in a hydatid control program.

@article{Coltorti1988FieldEO,
  title={Field evaluation of an enzyme immunoassay for detection of asymptomatic patients in a hydatid control program.},
  author={Emilio A. Coltorti and Elvira Fern{\'a}ndez and Eduardo Alfredo Guarnera and Joseph D. Lago and Jorge Iriarte},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={1988},
  volume={38 3},
  pages={
          603-7
        }
}
In South America programs to control hydatidosis caused by Echinococcus granulosus include the active search for asymptomatic patients through population surveys for the detection of antibodies against arc 5 antigens using the double diffusion arc 5 test (DD5). Though simple to perform and highly specific, DD5 is not practical for population studies due to the time lapse between testing and receiving results. This work evaluates the application of an enzyme immunoassay to screen sera for… CONTINUE READING
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