Serological and molecular tools to detect neurologic parasitic zoonoses in rural Cameroon.

@article{Nkouawa2011SerologicalAM,
  title={Serological and molecular tools to detect neurologic parasitic zoonoses in rural Cameroon.},
  author={Agathe Nkouawa and Yasuhito Sako and Roger Moyou-Somo and Akira Ito},
  journal={The Southeast Asian journal of tropical medicine and public health},
  year={2011},
  volume={42 6},
  pages={1365-74}
}
Parasitic helminthiases, such as toxocariasis, cysticercosis and paragonimiasis are a public health threat, since they can affect the brain leading to neurological disorders. Epilepsy and paragonimiasis are common in southwestern Cameroon. We reviewed the literature for studies using antigens to diagnose toxocariasis, cysticercosis, and paragonimiasis. Serology revealed that 61 (36.3%), 26 (15.5%) and 2 (1.2%) of 168 persons examined [78 males (15.2 +/- 8.2 years old), 90 females (12.9 +/- 5.9… CONTINUE READING