Taenia solium cysticercosis in a village in northern Viet Nam: seroprevalence study using an ELISA for detecting circulating antigen

A Erhart, P Dorny, De Nguyen Van, V Ha Viet, Thach Dang Cam, Toan Nguyen Duy, Cong Le Dinh, S Geerts, N Speybroeck, D Berkvens, J Brandt

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    Abstract

    An enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for detecting circulating Taenia solium antigen was evaluated in Viet Nam; 12 of 210 people gave a positive result, including 5 persons with epilepsy. Cysticercosis was confirmed in 9 persons. Agreement between the ELISA, computerized tomography scanning and biopsy examination was high.

    Original languageEnglish
    JournalTransactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
    Volume96
    Issue number3
    Pages (from-to)270-272
    ISSN0035-9203
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2002

    Keywords

    • B780-tropical-medicine
    • Helminthic diseases
    • Cysticercosis
    • Taenia solium
    • Prevalence
    • ELISA
    • Circulating antigens
    • Vietnam
    • Asia-Southeast

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