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Year : 1979  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 81-84  

Wuchereria bancrofti microfilarial antigen in the diagnosis of human filariasis by skin test

M Subrahmanyam1, WK Belokar2 
1 Department of Surgery, Medical College, Miraj-416 410, India
2 Department of Surgery, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sewagram, Wardha-442102, India

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M Subrahmanyam
Department of Surgery, Medical College, Miraj-416 410
India

Wuchereria bancrofti microfilarial antigen was investigated in skin test on: (1) Microfilaria carriers, (2) Amicrofilaraemic cases from endemic villages with and without intestinal helminths, (3) Cases having apparent symptoms and signs of filariasis. The anti­gen reacted with specificity in cases having apparent symptoms and signs of filariasis. In microfilaria carriers and amicrofilaraemic individuals from endemic areas no reaction was seen. The diag­nostic value o f W. bancrofti microflarial antigen in chronic cases has been discussed.


How to cite this article:
Subrahmanyam M, Belokar W K. Wuchereria bancrofti microfilarial antigen in the diagnosis of human filariasis by skin test.J Postgrad Med 1979;25:81-84


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Subrahmanyam M, Belokar W K. Wuchereria bancrofti microfilarial antigen in the diagnosis of human filariasis by skin test. J Postgrad Med [serial online] 1979 [cited 2022 Oct 2 ];25:81-84
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