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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(8): 71-78
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.908.008


Seroprevalence of Human Cysticercosis in a Tertiary Care Center in South India
Nonika Rajkumari*, Vamshi Mohan Anantabolta, Dachwa Langbang,M. Krishna Raja and Monika Sivarajdy
Department of Microbiology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Institute Block, Puducherry – 605006, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Cysticercosis is a major public health problem in the tropical and subtropical areas. In this, neurocysticercosis remains the most common cause of epilepsy in these regions with considerable morbidity and mortality. Wide variations were seen in its prevalence due to various factors which influence it. This study was carried out in a tertiary care center located in South India to ascertain the seroprevalence of human cysticercosis for a period of 2 years. All patients with clinically suspected cases of cysticercosis were enrolled for the study. Serum samples were tested by enzyme-linked immunoelectro transfer blot or Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay to detect IgG antibodies against Taenia solium larval stage. Of the total 92 patients enrolled and their serum tested, fifty six (58.33%) samples were tested positive; 46 of 77 by enzyme-linked immunoelectro transfer blot and 10 of 19 by ELISA. Maximum cases were in the age range of 10-19 years (26.98%) followed by 0-9 years. Male preponderance was seen over the female patients. It was also seen that asymptomatic patients were also seropositive. Also, high number of suspected cases was found to be seronegative. Being a hospital based one, the study observed a high seroprevalence of human cysticercosis compared to other regions. Still, the study reflects higher rate in the patients of south India and its prevalence which can be supplemented with community based studies and its risk factors.


Keywords: Cysticercosis; Enzyme-linked immune electrotransfer blot, Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, Serum, Humans
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Nonika Rajkumari, Vamshi Mohan Anantabolta, Dachwa Langbang, M. Krishna Raja and Monika Sivarajdy. 2020. Seroprevalence of Human Cysticercosis in a Tertiary Care Center in South India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(8): 71-78. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.908.008