Comment la sérologie peut-elle aider à l'établissement du diagnostic des parasites [How can serology contribute to the diagnosis of parasitic diseases?].

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_A0D7BBA5773C
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Comment la sérologie peut-elle aider à l'établissement du diagnostic des parasites [How can serology contribute to the diagnosis of parasitic diseases?].
Périodique
Revue Médicale Suisse
Auteur(s)
Kramme S., Marti H., Genton B., Hatz C.
ISSN
1660-9379 (Print)
ISSN-L
1660-9379
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2011
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
7
Numéro
294
Pages
995-999
Langue
français
Notes
Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal ArticlePublication Status: ppublish
Résumé
From a technical standpoint the most widely used tests for serology include the ELISA (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay), the IFA (indirect fluorescence assay), and the immunoblot. ELISA tests are widely used as screening assays since they harbor a high sensitivity. The main pitfall of serologies is the frequency of cross-reactions, especially between the different helminths. This is why positive results should be confirmed by a second test method with a higher specificity. Results need also to be put in the perspective of the patient history, clinical signs and laboratory findings. Serological tests are most appropriate when the parasite cannot be documented by direct examination (by eye or under the microscope) and during the pre-patent period. Serologies for parasites are also useful when an unexplained eosinophilia is present.
Mots-clé
Humans, Parasitic Diseases/blood, Parasitic Diseases/diagnosis, Serologic Tests
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