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Revista de Saúde Pública

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Abstract

MARLET, José M.. An intradermal antigen for cysticercosis diagnosis. Rev. Saúde Pública [online]. 1978, vol.12, n.1, pp. 23-25. ISSN 0034-8910.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-89101978000100003.

A new antigen for a cutaneous test used for cyticercosis diagnosis is described. The author refers to technical details of antigen preparation and the results obtained in tests performed on 64 controls, on 18 subjects infected with Taenia, on 34 subjects with cerebral cysticercosis and on 51 subjects with Hymenolepis nana. The antigen is considered specific, sensible, innocuous and very easy to apply. The test is pointed out as being the test of choice in epidemiologic studies.

Keywords : Cysticercosis; Antigens; Skin test.

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