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Mycopathologia

, Volume 102, Issue 1, pp 17–19 | Cite as

Detection of circulating antibodies in patients affected by Chromoblastomycosis by Cladosporium carrionii using double immunodiffusion

  • Elena Villalba
  • José Francisco Yegres
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Abstract

The antibodies in sera of patients affected by Chromoblastomycosis are detected using the technique of double immunodiffusion and the mycelial somatic antigens and the culture filtrates antigens of Cladosporium carrionii. From the 13 sera tested 8 have given positive results. The fresh serum from a patient under treatment gives 2 bands, while fresh serum from a non-treated patient gives 3 bands. The titre of antibodies was also determined for the two fresh sera, having found 1/4 for the patient under treatment and 1/32 for the non-treated one.

Key words

antibodies Chromoblastomycosis immunodiffusion mycelial somatic antigens culture filtrates antigens serological test 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Elena Villalba
    • 1
  • José Francisco Yegres
    • 1
  1. 1.Area Ciencias de la Salud, Microbiología, Centro de Investigaciones BiomédicasUniversidad Nacional Experimental Francisco de MirandaCoro, estado FalcónVenezuela

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