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Schistosoma mansoni: common antigens on adult worm teguments and cercariae detected by immunodiffusion

Shah, J.; Ramasamy, R.

East African Medical Journal 58(5): 330-333


ISSN/ISBN: 0012-835X
PMID: 6793344
Accession: 000975261

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Of 15 serum samples (from patients infected with Schistosoma mansoni) examined by immunodiffusion, 7 gave a positive antigen-antibody reaction with a cholate extract of adult worm teguments. The 7 sera also reacted with a cercarial extract. Rabbit antiserum raised against worm teguments also reacted with cercariae. Sera that reacted more strongly with tegument also reacted more strongly with cercariae.

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