Persistence of Leishmania donovani antibodies in past visceral leishmaniasis cases in India

K Gidwani, A Picado, B Ostyn, SP Singh, R Kumar, B Khanal, V Lejon, F Chappuis, M Boelaert, S Sundar

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    Anti-Leishmania donovani antibodies persistence in past Visceral Leishmaniasis (VL) cases was retrospectively assessed by means of Direct Agglutination Test (DAT) and rK39 ELISA. Antibody titres remained high for an extended period of time in past VL. These results highlight the need to carefully elicit the history of patients with VL symptoms.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalClinical and Vaccine Immunology
    Issue number2
    Pages (from-to)346-348
    Number of pages3
    Publication statusPublished - 2011


    • B780-tropical-medicine
    • Protozoal diseases
    • Visceral
    • Leishmaniasis
    • Kala azar
    • Leishmania donovani
    • Vectors
    • Sandflies
    • Phlebotomus argentipes
    • Antibodies
    • Detection
    • Assessment
    • Direct agglutination test
    • DAT
    • rK-39 strip test
    • ELISA
    • Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)
    • Treatment outcome
    • India
    • Asia-South


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