|Title:||Seroprevalence of toxocariasis in children aged 1-9 years in western Islamic Republic of Iran, 2003|
|Abstract:||We determined the seroprevalence of Toxocara canis infection in 544 children under 10 years randomly selected from urban and rural areas of Hamadan. An enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay was used for detection of antibodies to T. canis excretion-secretion antigens. Using a questionnaire, epidemiological factors associated with infection were examined, including age, sex, residence. Antibodies to T. canis were detected in 29 children [5.3%] and 19 children [3.5%] were categorized as borderline positive; thus together this gave a prevalence of toxocariasis of 8.8%. No significant differences were found in terms of sex, age and residence.|
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
|Appears in Collections:||EMRO Journal Articles (EMHJ)|
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