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Title: IgM Immunoglobulins reacting with the Phenolic Glycolipid-1 antigen from Mycobacterium Leprae in sera ofLeprosy patients and their contacts
Authors: Saad, M. H. F.
Medeiros, M. A.
Gallo, M. E. N.
Gontijo, P. P.
Fonseca, L. S.
Affilliation: Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. Departamento de Medicina Tropical. Laboratório de Hanseníase. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. Departamento de Medicina Tropical. Laboratório de Hanseníase. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. Departamento de Medicina Tropical. Laboratório de Hanseníase. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. Instituto de Microbiologia. Laboratório de Micobactérias. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. Instituto de Microbiologia. Laboratório de Micobactérias. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
Abstract: For the first time in Brazil it was investigated the occurrence of IgM anti-PGL-1 in the sera of household contacts of leprozy patients using the ELISA methodology. The sera of the multipatients. It was observed a high subclinical infection incidence among household contacts (19.4%). The percentage of leprosy development was 5% (1/21) among the seropositive contact group. This finding suggests that serology could be useful as prognostic test, but for better definition is necessary to tet a population from endemic area for long period time.
Keywords: ELISA
IgM anti PGL-1
Household contacts
keywords: ELISA
IgM anti PGL-1
Contatos domésticos
Issue Date: 1990
Publisher: Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Citation: SAAD, M. H. F. et al. IgM immunoglobulins reacting with the phenolic glycolipid-1 antigen from Mycobacterium leprae in sera of leprosy patients and their contacts. Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, v. 85, n. 2, p. 191-194, apr./jun. 1990.
DOI: 10.1590/S0074-02761990000200008
ISSN: 0074-0206
Copyright: open access
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