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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 253--255

Circulating filarial antigen in serum and hydrocele fluid from individuals living in an endemic area for bancroftian filariasis

AP Shah, SA Mulla 
 Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College and New Civil Hospital, Surat - 395 001, Gujarat, India

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A P Shah
Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College and New Civil Hospital, Surat - 395 001, Gujarat
India

This study examined circulating filarial antigen by monoclonal antibody Og4C3-enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) from 114 men with hydrocele, living in an endemic area. Nocturnal blood and hydrocele fluid were collected and examined for microfilaria. ELISA was performed on serum and hydrocele fluid for detection of antigen. Amongst 114 cases, 5(4.4%) showed microfilaria in blood but none in fluid. ELISA was positive in 13(11.40%) serum and 5 (4.4%) fluid samples. All five fluid antigen positive cases were positive for antibodies and showed microfilaria in blood. These findings emphasize the use of circulating filarial antigen detection and alternative usage of hydrocele fluid for diagnosis of filariasis.

How to cite this article:
Shah A P, Mulla S A. Circulating filarial antigen in serum and hydrocele fluid from individuals living in an endemic area for bancroftian filariasis.Indian J Med Microbiol 2007;25:253-255

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Shah A P, Mulla S A. Circulating filarial antigen in serum and hydrocele fluid from individuals living in an endemic area for bancroftian filariasis. Indian J Med Microbiol [serial online] 2007 [cited 2020 Sep 19 ];25:253-255
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