Antigen host response differences between the animal-type strain and human-clinical Pythium insidiosum isolates used for serological diagnosis in Thailand.


Journal Article

The detection of Pythium insidiosum-specific-immunoglobulin-G antibody (Pi-Ab) with enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) test depends on the source of antigen. In this study, the Pi-Ab levels in 140 serum samples from patients with pythiosis were evaluated by ELISA using antigens from 10 P. insidiosum clinical isolates in comparison with antigen from the equine-standard-type strain. The ELISA values (EVs), calculated from antibody levels from serum of patients with pythiosis or other infections versus healthy controls, were significantly higher in the test with clinical-isolates antigen than the standard-equine-type strain (6.0 ± 2.6 vs 4.0 ± 1.7, respectively; P < .0001). ELISA with antigen from human source might be more proper diagnosis test.

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Cited Authors

  • Worasilchai, N; Leelahavanichkul, A; Permpalung, N; Kuityo, C; Phaisanchatchawan, T; Palaga, T; Reantragoon, R; Chindamporn, A

Published Date

  • June 1, 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 57 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 519 - 522

PubMed ID

  • 30165659

Pubmed Central ID

  • 30165659

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1460-2709

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/mmy/myy072


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England