Parasitological and serological investigation into lymphatic filariasis among immigrants at Semenyih Detention Centre, Selangor, West Malaysia

Wan Omar, A. and Anuar, Khairul and Sulaiman, O. and Rahmah, N. and Manaf, A. and Rahimah, A. (2000) Parasitological and serological investigation into lymphatic filariasis among immigrants at Semenyih Detention Centre, Selangor, West Malaysia. Journal of the University of Malaya Medical Centre (JUMMEC), 5 (1). pp. 41-44. ISSN 1823-7339

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Abstract

Parasitological and serological investigations for lymphatic filariasis were performed on 450 immigrant detained at the immigration Centre at Semenyih, Selangor, West Malaysia. The country of origin of these immigrants were Indonesia, The Philippines, Myanmar, Bangladesh, India and Pakistan. Brugia malayi adult worm homogenate (BmAH) antigen was used for the detection of antifilarial IgG. A monoclonal antibody-based ELISA (MAb.XC3-ELISA) specific for filarial circulating antigens and non phosphorylcholine reactive was used to detect antigenelnia in these immigrants. Parasitologically 67 (14.89 %) were positive for W. ballcl'ofti and 54 (12.0%) for Brugia malayi. Serologically 63 % had antifilarial IgG titre to the BmAH antigen. While Bancroftian filariasis is now unknown in Peninsular Malaysia, the potential of it to be reintroduced into Peninsular Malaysia by the immigrant population is discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Lymphatic filariasis; immigrants; antifilarial IgG; antigenemia
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Mr Jasny Razali
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2020 02:52
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2020 02:52
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/24396

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