Laboratory diagnosis of human neurocysticercosis: double-blind comparison of enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and electroimmunotransfer blot assay.

@article{ProaoNarvaez2002LaboratoryDO,
  title={Laboratory diagnosis of human neurocysticercosis: double-blind comparison of enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and electroimmunotransfer blot assay.},
  author={J V Proa{\~n}o-Narvaez and Antonio Meza-Lucas and Olga Mata-Ruiz and Roberto Carlos Garc{\'i}a-Jer{\'o}nimo and Dolores Correa},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={40 6},
  pages={2115-8}
}
Neurocysticercosis is a common disease in underdeveloped countries. Its diagnosis is based on clinical, imaging (tomography or magnetic resonance), epidemiological, and laboratory data. Several methods based on the detection of antibodies against cysticerci in cerebrospinal fluid or serum have been tested. Among them, an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) based on the use of a crude parasite antigen has been used by the laboratory network of cysticercosis in Mexico, which has given… CONTINUE READING