Volume 24, Number 6—June 2018
Intense Focus of Alveolar Echinococcosis, South Kyrgyzstan
|No. available samples‡||Neg||AE/CE§||AE¶||No. available samples‡||Neg||AE/CE||CE||AE|
|AE, n = 106||95||55||25||15||43||34||6||3||0|
|Confirmed AE,# n = 37||33||18||10||5||13||10||3||0||0|
|Inconclusive, n = 9||6||5||1||0||4||4||0||0||0|
|CE, n = 3||3||2||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|CE and AE, n = 1
|Negative but with history of CE/AE, n = 13||6||1||3||2||1||1||0||0||0|
*AE/CE indicates the test is specific only to genus level. AE, alveolar echinococcosis; CE, cystic echinococcosis; neg, negative; WB, Western blot. †ELISA-negative serum only.
‡Not every patient for whom echinococcosis was diagnosed by ultrasound had inconclusive results or a history of echinococcosis provided a blood sample. For some of these patients, insufficient serum was available from the blood sample to undertake both ELISA and WB.
§E. granulosus hydatid fluid and/or native protoscolex antigens and/or antigen B positive but Em18 and EmG11 negative.
¶Em18 and/or EmG11 positive (E. granulosus hydatid fluid and/or native protoscolex antigens and/or antigen B positive or negative).
#Diagnosis confirmed by PCR and/or histology of resected lesion.