Immunodiagnosis of Paracoccidioidomycosis due to Paracoccidioides brasiliensis Using a Latex Test: Detection of Specific Antibody Anti-gp43 and Specific Antigen gp43

@inproceedings{Santos2015ImmunodiagnosisOP,
  title={Immunodiagnosis of Paracoccidioidomycosis due to Paracoccidioides brasiliensis Using a Latex Test: Detection of Specific Antibody Anti-gp43 and Specific Antigen gp43},
  author={Priscila Oliveira dos Santos and Anderson Messias Rodrigues and Geisa Ferreira Fernandes and Silvia Helena Marques da Silva and Eva Burger and Zoilo Pires de Camargo},
  booktitle={PLoS neglected tropical diseases},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND Paracoccidioidomycosis (PCM) is a life-threatening systemic disease and is a neglected public health problem in many endemic regions of Latin America. Though several diagnostic methods are available, almost all of them present with some limitations. METHOD/PRINCIPLE FINDINGS A latex immunoassay using sensitized latex particles (SLPs) with gp43 antigen, the immunodominant antigen of Paracoccidioides brasiliensis, or the monoclonal antibody mAb17c (anti-gp43) was evaluated for… CONTINUE READING