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Journal of Medicine and Life Science 2003;1(1):69-71.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22730/jmls.2003.1.1.69    Published online December 31, 2003.
Immunodiagnosis of cysticercosis using cyst fluid of Taenia solium metacestodes in Jeju Island
Young-Bae Chung1, Jung Yun Hong2, Gukmyung Choi3
1Departments of Parasitology, College of Medicine, Cheju National University, Jeju 690-756, Korea
2Departments of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Cheju National University, Jeju 690-756, Korea
3Departments of Diagnostic Radiology and Institute of Medical Science, College of Medicine, Cheju National University, Jeju 690-756, Korea
Correspondence:  Gukmyung Choi, Email: choigm@cheju.ac.kr
Abstract
It is well known that immunoblot assay is valuable serological test for diagnosing cysticercosis. This study was performed to evaluate serodiagnosis of cysticercosis using immunoblotting among patients with neurologic disorders in Jeju Island. Immunoblot analysis of a total of thirty patients using the cyst fluid of Taenia solium metacestode as a diagnostic antigen, positive reaction was observed in six cases while active and chronic stages of the disease are not clearly known. In this regard, a combination of diagnostic methods such as radiological imaging, laboratory serological tests and clinical presentation will be necessary tor further studies and for increasing diagnostic accuracy of cysticercosis.
Key Words: Taenia solium , metacestode, cyst fluid, immunodiagnosis
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