Detection of Antibodies in Serum and Cerebrospinal Fluid to Tonoplasma gondii by Indirect Latex Agglutination Test and Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay

간접 Latex 응집반응과 ELISA에 의한 중추신경계 질환 환자의 혈청 및 뇌척수액에서 Toxoplasmu gondii에 대한 항체 검출

  • 최원영 (가톨릭의대 기생충학교실) ;
  • 남호우 (가톨릭의대 기생충학교실, 중앙의대 기생충학교실)
  • Published : 1992.06.01


Sensitivity of anti-Texoplasma antibody (IgG) test by enzyme·linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) was evaluated in comparison with indirect laten agglutination (ILA) using 2,016 paired human samples of serum and cerebrospinal quid (CSF) . The samples were collected from neurologic patients in Korea with mass lesions in central nervous system(CNS) as revealed by imaging diagnosis(CTIMRI). When the sera were screened for anti-Toxoplasma antibody by ILA, 76 cases (3.8%) were positive (1:32 or higher titers). In the pairs samples of CSF, no positive reactions were observed. When ELISA was performed using PBS extract of Percoll purified tachysoites as antigen, cut-off absorbance was determined as 0.40 for serum and 0.27 for CSF tests. The antibody positive rates by ELISA were 7.0% in serum and 5.6% in CSF Of them, 40 cases(2.0%) showed positive reactions in both serum and CSF, The antibody positive rates were higher in groups older than 40 years, The rates were higher in male(4.7% by ILA, 8.3% by ELISA) than in female(2.2% by ILA, 5.0% by ELISA). The rates in CSF showed no such sex difference. ELISA showed twice higher positive rates when serum was tested, and was sensitive enough to detect specific antibodies in CSF. Etiologic relations between positive antibody tests and CNS lesions remained unknown.