Persistence of elevated levels of galactosyl-alpha(1-3)galactose antibodies in sera from patients cured of visceral leishmaniasis.

@article{Avila1988PersistenceOE,
  title={Persistence of elevated levels of galactosyl-alpha(1-3)galactose antibodies in sera from patients cured of visceral leishmaniasis.},
  author={Jose Avila and M T Rojas and Luis Chaires Garcia},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={1988},
  volume={26 9},
  pages={1842-7}
}
Using rabbit erythrocyte-derived neutral glycosphingolipids enriched for a ceramide pentasaccharide as the antigen, we detected elevated anti-galactosyl-alpha(1-3)galactose (anti-G alpha G) antibody levels in 76% of children with active visceral leishmaniasis (kala-azar [KA]) and in 42% of clinically cured patients with KA who had been treated about 5 years previously with meglumine antimonate (30 mg/kg in a series of 15 daily injections). The long-term persistence of elevated G alpha G… CONTINUE READING

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