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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/8359

Title: Taeniosis-cysticercosis complex in individuals of a peasants’ settlement (Teodoro Sampaio, Pontal of Paranapanema, SP, Brazil)
Authors: Prestes-Carneiro, Luiz Euribel
Zambeli de Freitas, Selma de Bastos
Zago, Sueli Cristina Schadeck
Miguel, Nadia Araújo
Primo, Oswaldo Bill
Iha, Alberto Hiroshi
Espíndola, Noeli Maria
Vaz, Adelaide José
Keywords: Taenia solium cysticercus antibodies - enzyme linked immunoabsorbent assay - immunoblot - IgE - Brazil
Issue Date: 31-Dec-2006
Publisher: Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
Citation: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz (ISSN: 1678-8060) Vol 101 Num 1
Abstract: In order to evaluate the taeniosis-cysticercosis complex in a population of a peasants' settlement, located at Teodoro Sampaio, state of São Paulo, Brazil (longitude 52°36'12", latitude 22°17'12") a series of laboratory markers were determined. After signing an informed consent, participants answered a standardized questionnaire. To determine anti-Taenia solium cysticercus antibodies, the samples were tested by enzyme linked immunoabsorbent assay using 18-and 14-kDa antigen proteins from vesicular fluid of Taenia crassiceps (VF-Tcra). The reactive and inconclusive ELISA samples were tested by immunoblotting. Total IgE levels were determined by chemmiluminescence's assay and hemogram by flow cytometer flux counter. A total of 84 individuals, 5.9% presented anti-T. solium cysticercus antibodies in ELISA and 3.6% were strongly reactive in the 18/14 kDa immunoblotting confirmatory test. All of the individuals with positive antibodies showed elevated Total IgE levels. We conclude that the frequency of anti-T. solium cysticercus antibodies in this population is higher than other regions considered endemic in São Paulo. Thus, it is important to carry out surveys in Peasants' settlement areas with the objective of establishing public health measures for prevention and control of infectious diseases such as taeniosis-cysticercosis.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/8359
Other Identifiers: http://www.bioline.org.br/abstract?id=oc06004
Rights: Copyright 2006 - Instituto Oswaldo Cruz - Fiocruz.
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