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Immunological diagnosis of human angiostrongyliasis due to Angiostrongylus cantonensis (Nematoda: Angiostrongylidae).
Int J Infect Dis. 2009 Jul; 13(4):425-31.IJ

Abstract

Angiostrongylus cantonensis-associated eosinophilic meningitis in humans has been commonly reported worldwide. However parasitologically confirmed cases are not common, as the parasite has been recovered only infrequently from the cerebrospinal fluid of patients. The potential value of immunodiagnosis is therefore self-evident. Immunological tests can also help in the differential diagnosis of parasitic (particularly helminths) infections that cause eosinophilic meningitis. This paper summarizes the state of and advances in the immunological diagnosis of human angiostrongyliasis due to Angiostrongylus (= Parastrongylus) cantonensis. A specific antigen is available for the definitive diagnosis and unequivocal differentiation of eosinophilic meningitis due to helminth infections. Rapid diagnostic kits based on dot-blot ELISA have been developed and have proved to be simple, effective, and economical for field use.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, 10700 Bangkok, Thailand. sipes@mahidol.ac.thNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19117782

Citation

Eamsobhana, Praphathip, and Hoi Sen Yong. "Immunological Diagnosis of Human Angiostrongyliasis Due to Angiostrongylus Cantonensis (Nematoda: Angiostrongylidae)." International Journal of Infectious Diseases : IJID : Official Publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases, vol. 13, no. 4, 2009, pp. 425-31.
Eamsobhana P, Yong HS. Immunological diagnosis of human angiostrongyliasis due to Angiostrongylus cantonensis (Nematoda: Angiostrongylidae). Int J Infect Dis. 2009;13(4):425-31.
Eamsobhana, P., & Yong, H. S. (2009). Immunological diagnosis of human angiostrongyliasis due to Angiostrongylus cantonensis (Nematoda: Angiostrongylidae). International Journal of Infectious Diseases : IJID : Official Publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases, 13(4), 425-31. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijid.2008.09.021
Eamsobhana P, Yong HS. Immunological Diagnosis of Human Angiostrongyliasis Due to Angiostrongylus Cantonensis (Nematoda: Angiostrongylidae). Int J Infect Dis. 2009;13(4):425-31. PubMed PMID: 19117782.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Immunological diagnosis of human angiostrongyliasis due to Angiostrongylus cantonensis (Nematoda: Angiostrongylidae). AU - Eamsobhana,Praphathip, AU - Yong,Hoi Sen, Y1 - 2008/12/30/ PY - 2008/06/24/received PY - 2008/08/27/revised PY - 2008/09/25/accepted PY - 2009/1/2/entrez PY - 2009/1/2/pubmed PY - 2009/9/17/medline SP - 425 EP - 31 JF - International journal of infectious diseases : IJID : official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases JO - Int J Infect Dis VL - 13 IS - 4 N2 - Angiostrongylus cantonensis-associated eosinophilic meningitis in humans has been commonly reported worldwide. However parasitologically confirmed cases are not common, as the parasite has been recovered only infrequently from the cerebrospinal fluid of patients. The potential value of immunodiagnosis is therefore self-evident. Immunological tests can also help in the differential diagnosis of parasitic (particularly helminths) infections that cause eosinophilic meningitis. This paper summarizes the state of and advances in the immunological diagnosis of human angiostrongyliasis due to Angiostrongylus (= Parastrongylus) cantonensis. A specific antigen is available for the definitive diagnosis and unequivocal differentiation of eosinophilic meningitis due to helminth infections. Rapid diagnostic kits based on dot-blot ELISA have been developed and have proved to be simple, effective, and economical for field use. SN - 1878-3511 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19117782/Immunological_diagnosis_of_human_angiostrongyliasis_due_to_Angiostrongylus_cantonensis__Nematoda:_Angiostrongylidae__ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1201-9712(08)01683-4 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -