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Ann Trop Med Parasitol. 1989 Jun;83(3):241-7.

A serological test for the diagnosis of Strongyloides antibodies in ex Far East Prisoners of War.

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Department of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, U.K.


This paper gives the results of an ELISA test for Strongyloides stercoralis antibodies in a group of 436 ex Far East Prisoners of War (FEPOWs). Antigen was obtained from third-stage larvae of Strongyloides cebus. Sensitivity of the test is 97%, with a specificity of 99%. The test is being investigated further as regards cross-reactions with other helminths, but initial results look promising.

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