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An Egg-negative Patient of Acute Metagonimiasis Diagnosed Serologically by ELISA
혈청학적으로 진단된 요꼬가와흡충증 1례

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Authors
Chai, Jong-Yil; Yu, Jae-Ran; Lee, Soon-Hyung; Jung, Hyun-Chae; Song, In-Sung; Cho, Seung-Yull
Issue Date
1989-06
Publisher
Seoul National University College of Medicine
Citation
Seoul J Med 1989;30(2):139-142
Keywords
Metagonimus yokogawaiMetagonimiasisSerological diagnosisELISA
Abstract
A 46-year old male was admitted to Seoul National University Hospital with
the clinical complaints of fatigue, watery diarrhea and abdominal discomfort for 15 days,
Trematode infection especially metagonimiasis, was suspected because of his recent history
of consumption of raw sweetfish, the intermediate host of Metagonimus vokoqauiai. Repeated
fecal examination revealed no eggs. Serological test by enzyme-linked immunosorbent
assay (ELISA) exhibited positive antibody level for M. yokogawai antigen, The diagnosis
was confirmed by recovery of 110 adult specimens of M, yokogawai expelled after
chemotherapy with praziquantel. The present patient shows that serological diagnosis is
necessary in some cases of metagonimiasis.
ISSN
0583-6802
Language
English
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/10371/5547
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College of Medicine/School of Medicine (의과대학/대학원)Dept. of Medicine (의학과)The Seoul Journal of MedicineThe Seoul Journal of Medicine Vol. 30 No.2 (1989)
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