Screening for cystic echinococcosis in an endemic region of Peru using portable ultrasonography and the enzyme-linked immunoelectrotransfer blot (EITB) assay

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Moro P.L.
Garcia H.H.
Gonzales A.E.
Bonilla J.J.
Verastegui M.
GilmanMD R.H.
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Cystic echinococcosis (CE) caused by the larval form of Echinococcus granulosus is a major public health problem in sheep-raising regions of the World. This study compared portable ultrasound with the enzyme-linked immunoelectrotransfer blot (EITB) assay as screening methods to estimate the prevalence of human CE in a remote village in the Peruvian Andes.
Financial support for this study was received from Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONCYTEC), Lima, Peru. The methods used in the present study comply with current Peruvian law governing the participation of human subjects in biomedical research.
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parasite antibody, adolescent, adult, aged, antibody detection, article, blood sampling, child, clinical trial, community, controlled clinical trial, controlled study