Revista de Saúde Pública
On-line version ISSN 1518-8787
MARLET, José M.. An intradermal antigen for cysticercosis diagnosis. Rev. Saúde Pública [online]. 1978, vol.12, n.1, pp. 23-25. ISSN 1518-8787. 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.