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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Print version ISSN 0074-0276
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GOMES, Yara M et al. Antibody isotype responses to egg antigens in human chronic Schistosomiasis mansoni before and after treatment. Mem. Inst. Oswaldo Cruz [online]. 2002, vol.97, suppl.1, pp.111-112. ISSN 0074-0276. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0074-02762002000900022.
In the present communication we analyzed the levels of IgG1, IgG2, IgG3, IgG4 and IgE isotypes to soluble egg antigen of Schistosoma mansoni by ELISA in individuals from an endemic area for schistosomiasis in Northeast Brazil. The analysis was performed before and after treatment to evaluate the age-dependent pattern, and to identify differences in the reactivities to antigens. Our results suggest that schistosomiasis treatment would not interfere with this sort of immune response.
Keywords : schistosomiasis; antibodies; treatment.