The use of serology in patients with suspected hydatid disease.

@article{Moir1989TheUO,
  title={The use of serology in patients with suspected hydatid disease.},
  author={I L Moir and Darrel O Ho-Yen},
  journal={Scottish medical journal},
  year={1989},
  volume={34 3},
  pages={466-8}
}
Screening tests (IHA, LA and ELISA) and confirmatory tests (CF, CCEP and IEOP) on blood samples from 443 patients referred to the Scottish Hydatid Reference Laboratory are reviewed. The ELISA test was the most sensitive. All of 9 confirmed cases of hydatid disease were positive by ELISA. Positive ELISA results were obtained in 10/158 (6.3%) of patients with a suspected cyst(s) and 12/149 (8.1%) patients with a clinical illness suggestive of Hydatid disease. This compared with 6/136 (4.4… CONTINUE READING