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Original Article
Korean J Parasitol. 1989 Sep;27(3):171-175. English.
Published online Mar 20, 1994.  http://dx.doi.org/10.3347/kjp.1989.27.3.171
Copyright © 1989 by The Korean Society for Parasitology
Toxoplasma antibody titers by indirect latex agglutination test in patients of Kangnam St. Mary's Hospital and Cheju Medical Center
W Y Choi,H W Nam,J H Youn,W S Kim and W K Kim
Catholic Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Catholic University Medical College, Seoul 137-701, Korea.
Abstract

Total 2,829 persons consisted of 1,019 general patients and 1,030 asthma-suspected patients who visited Kangnam St. Mary's Hospital and 780 general patients who visited Cheju Medical Center were examined for the antibody titers of Toxoplasma by indirect latex agglutination (ILA) test. Nineteen out of 1,019(1.86%) cases in general patients group, 11 out of 1,030(1.07%) cases in asthma patients group, and 45 out of 780(5.77%) cases in Cheju patients group showed positive ILA titers. Concerned with the age and ILA positive cases, general and asthma patients expressed more cases at thirties to sixties while Cheju patients showed high incidence at children and adolescents in addition to the above mentioned ages. Frequencies of ILA positive titers were highest in 1:32 and 1:64, and some cases showed 1:2,048 or higher titers.

Figures


Fig. 1
Percentage of positive cases in general patients, asthma patients, and Cheju patients. In each group, male patients were designated by ▧; female patients ▒; and total ■. Numerals indicate the exact percentage.


Fig. 2
Distribution of positive cases related to ages. ■ indicate positive cases of general patients, ▧ those of asthma patients, and ▒ Cheju patients.

Tables


Table 1
Prevalence of ILA positive cases in general patients, asthma patients, an Cheju patients


Table 2
Frequency by ILA positive titers of general patients, asthma patients, and Cheju patients.

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