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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    Abstract

    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
    Volume18
    Issue number2
    Pages (from-to)346-348
    Number of pages3
    ISSN1556-6811
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2011

    Keywords

    • 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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