Serodiagnosis of cystic echinococcosis in Turkey

Yazar S., Altintas N.

HELMINTHOLOGIA, vol.40, no.1, pp.9-13, 2003 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Journal Name: HELMINTHOLOGIA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.9-13
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes


Cystic echinococcosis (CE) is a major public health problem in Turkey. Serological confirmation of CE cases has not standardized at present. In our study, sera were taken from 150 surgically confirmed CE patients, 71 patients with non-parasitic cysts, tumours, abscess, allergy or lymphadenopathy, also sera from 35 patients infected with intestinal and tissue helminths and 30 healthy people as control group. A total of 286 sera was studied by Western blotting (WB), Indirect Fluorescent Antibody Test (IFAT), Indirect Haemaglutination Test (IHAT), and Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA).