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Year : 1999  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 22-25

Passive haemagglutination test using soluble antigens of adult female setaria digitata and dynamics of antibody levels in bancroftian filarial disease.

Dept. of Microbiology, JIPMER, Pondicherry 605 006, India

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ABSTRACT: The polyclonal antibody response in different groups of filariasis and controls were studied using soluble antigens of Setaria digitata in a passive haemagglutination test. The study group included non-endemic healthy controls (8), endemic normals (16), microfilaria carriers (36), patients of ADL (16), hydrocele (20) and lymphoedema grades I, II and III (16, 20 and 12 respectively). The geometric mean titre (GMT) in each of the above groups was 2.6, 14.0, 9.9, 61.3, 100.4, 51.5, 73.5 and 30.2 respectively. The results suggest dynamic change in the antibody levels in the different clinico-pathological states of filariasis.

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