Performance of different Trypanosoma cruzi antigens in the diagnosis of Chagas disease in patients with American cutaneous leishmaniasis from a co-endemic region in Argentina.

@article{Benedetti2013PerformanceOD,
  title={Performance of different Trypanosoma cruzi antigens in the diagnosis of Chagas disease in patients with American cutaneous leishmaniasis from a co-endemic region in Argentina.},
  author={A F Vega Benedetti and Rub{\'e}n Oscar Cimino and Pamela S. Cajal and Marisa Del Valle Juarez and Carlos A Villalpando and Jos{\'e} F Gil and Iv{\'a}n Sergio Marcipar and Alejandro Javier Krolewiecki and Julio Rub{\'e}n Nasser},
  journal={Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH},
  year={2013},
  volume={18 9},
  pages={1103-1109}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the ability of recombinant antigens to detect cases of infection with Trypanosoma cruzi among cases of infection with Leishmania spp. by serological methods. METHODS Sera from 41 patients infected with Leishmania spp. were evaluated with ELISA using single (FRA, CP1 and TSSAVI) or pooled (commercial Rec-ELISA) recombinant proteins or homogenate antigens (commercial H-ELISA). As there is no gold standard antigen to discriminate Chagas disease from leishmaniasis, the… CONTINUE READING