Diagnostic performance of tests based on Trypanosoma cruzi excreted-secreted antigens in an endemic area for Chagas' disease in Bolivia

Diagnostic performance of tests based on Trypanosoma cruzi excreted-secreted antigens in an endemic area for Chagas' disease in Bolivia

Author Zarate-Blades, Carlos Rodrigo Google Scholar
Blades, Nelly Google Scholar
Nascimento, Marilda Savoia Google Scholar
Silveira, Jose Franco da Google Scholar
Umezawa, Eufrosina Setsu Google Scholar
Institution Universidade de São Paulo (USP)
Univ Mayor San Francisco Xavier
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract The diagnostic performance of Tiypanosoma cruzi excreted-secreted antigen (TESA)-based and conventional tests for Chagas' disease was evaluated in a field study with 742 sera from a population in an endemic area in the Department of Chuquisaca, Bolivia. of the 742 samples, 329 (44.34 %) were positive in the TESA blot assay, which diagnosed 9 Trypanosoma cruzi-infected individuals missed by conventional serologic tests. (c) 2007 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Keywords American trypanosomiasis
Chagas' disease
Trypanosoma cruzi
trypomastigote antigens
TESA blot
serodiagnosis
Language English
Date 2007-02-01
Published in Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease. New York: Elsevier B.V., v. 57, n. 2, p. 229-232, 2007.
ISSN 0732-8893 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Elsevier B.V.
Extent 229-232
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2006.08.004
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000244085300018
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/29491

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