Antigenemia in patients with mediterranean visceral leishmaniasis

Ferrua B, Rol N, Michel G, Marty P

J. Clin. Microbiol. 2009 Nov;47(11):3760-2

Abstract

PMID: 19759231

Antigenemia in patients with Mediterranean visceral leishmaniasis (MVL) due to Leishmania infantum was retrospectively assessed by sandwich enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). Circulating Leishmania antigens, partially in free form, were in evidence in 53% of serum samples from immunocompetent individuals with MVL. Following successful therapy, antigenemia decline as measured by ELISA was more pronounced than antibody decrease.