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Korean J Parasitol. 1981 Dec;19(2):151-156. English.
Published online Mar 20, 1994.  http://dx.doi.org/10.3347/kjp.1981.19.2.151
Copyright © 1981 by The Korean Society for Parasitology
Application of micro-ELISA in serodiagnosis of human paragonimiasis
Seung-Yull Cho,**Sung-Tae Hong,Yong Ho Rho,Sung Youb Choi and Yong Chul Han
Department of Internal Medicine and Parasitology, College of Medicine, Seoul National University, Korea.

***present-address: Department of Parasitology, College of Medicine, Chung-AngUniversity


To observed whether the specific IgG antibody test using ELISA was useful in diagnosis of presently ill patients of paragonimiasis, a total of 95 sera were tested. The sera were collected from 21 egg positive cases, 8 from positive reactors of intradermal test, 7 from Clonorchis infected, 9 from other parasitic diseases and 50 from apparently non-infected cases.

By the result, the sensitivity of the test was 86% and the specificity was 100%. There were no cross reactions between Paragonimus antigen and other parastic infections.

Specific IgG antibody test by micro-ELISA was concluded to be useful for mass screening of the presently ill paragonimiasis in the field.


Fig. 1
Result of the enzyme linked immunosorbent assay in subjected cases shown by the Groups.

*: Positive and negative reference sera.


Table 1
Subjucted cases tested by ELISA

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