Detection of IgM-anti-toxoplasma antibodies in acute acquired and congenital toxoplasmosis.

G. Filice, G. Carnevale, V. Meroni, P. Olliaro, V. Gagliardi, E. Vaccari, G. Carosi

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Abstract

The specificity and sensibility of IgM-IFAT for diagnosis of acute acquired and congenital toxoplasmosis may increase after separation of IgM fractions by simple gel filtration method. In the presence of IFA-IgG titers greater than 250 IU/ml with Remington test less than 1/50, specific IgM antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii should be detected by separation. The separation of IgM seems a necessary step for detecting IgM antibodies by IgM-IFA in the newborn sera.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)453-457
Number of pages5
JournalBollettino dell'Istituto Sieroterapico Milanese
Volume63
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology

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