Diagnostic of Chagas disease in blood banks: lymphoproliferation, antibodies detection and epidemiological data in individuals with inconclusive serology

by Furucho Yamamoto, Celia Regina

Abstract (Summary)
This study aims to evaluate the contribution of lymphoproliferation (1 parameter) in association with high performance serological tests (4), epidemiological data (1) and parasitological tests (1) for Chagas disease in patients with inconclusive conventional serological tests. We showed that this diagnosis is probable in individuals presenting > three positive of these 7 parameters (15 of 73 individuals). The combination of TESA-blot, lymphoproliferation was useful when epidemiological data were positive
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Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Maria Aparecida Shikanai Yasuda; Ises de Almeida Abrahamsohn; Silvino Alves de Carvalho; Maria Aparecida Shikanai Yasuda

School:Universidade de São Paulo

School Location:Brazil

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:Blood banks/methods Blotting Western Chagas disease/diagnosis Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay/methods Lymphocytes Serologic tests blotting


Date of Publication:03/27/2006

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