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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/20822


Title: Short Communication - Antibody Isotype Responses to Egg Antigens in Human Chronic Schistosomiasis Mansoni Before and After Treatment
Authors: Gomes, Yara M.
Pereira, Valéria R. A.
Nakazawa, Mineo
Montarroyos, Ulisses
Souza, Wayner V.
Abath, Frederico Guilherme Coutinho
Keywords: schistosomiasis - antibodies - treatment
Issue Date: 31-Dec-2002
Publisher: Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
Citation: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz (ISSN: 1678-8060) Vol 97 Num s1
Abstract: In the present communication we analyzed the levels of IgG1, IgG2, IgG3, IgG4 and IgE isotypes to soluble egg antigen of Schistosoma mansoni   by ELISA in individuals from an endemic area for schistosomiasis in Northeast Brazil. The analysis was performed before and after treatment to evaluate the age-dependent pattern, and to identify differences in the reactivities to antigens. Our results suggest that schistosomiasis treatment would not interfere with this sort of immune response.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/20822
Other Identifiers: http://www.bioline.org.br/abstract?id=oc02197
Rights: Copyright 2002 - Instituto Oswaldo Cruz - Fiocruz
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