Value of specific antibody titer in the diagnosis of ocular toxocariasis Katsutoshi Yokoi 1,2 , Jun-ichi Sakai 1 , Masahiko Usui 1 , Moriyasu Tsuji 2 1Dept of Ophthalmol, Tokyo Med Univ 2Dept of Tropical Dis and Parasitol, Kyorin Univ Sch of Med pp.269-272
Published Date 1999/3/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1410906217
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We evaluated the utility of measuring anti-Toxocara specific antibody in the serum and ocular fluid analyzed by ELISA in the diagnosis of ocular toxocariasis. The study population comprised 73 patients with suspected ocular toxocariasis. The majority of cases could be diagnosed by positive findings in the serum. In sero negative cases, antibody titers in the aqueous or the vitreous aspirate led to the diagnosis. Antibodies were always positive in the serum and intraocular fluids even in prolonged active cases. The findings show that antibodies in the intraocular fluids are helpful in the diagnosis of ocular toxocariasis.

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