Entamoeba Histolytica Extra-Intestinal Amebiasis
Entamoeba Histolytica Extra-Intestinal Amebiasis (9550B) is an ELISA kit for the quantitative determination of the IgG class antibodies against Entamoeba histolytica proteins. Manufactured by Bordier Affinity Products.
Fifty million people are suffering from extra-intestinal amebiasis in the world. It is responsible of fifty thousand death each year. It is the second cause of mortality by parasitic infections, after Malaria. Patients become infected when eating contaminated vegetables or water. The disease is confirmed by microscopy when the hematophagous form of Entamoeba histolytica are detected in stool samples. However this vegetative form are frequently absent or present in very small numbers. Therefore, a serological assay to detect infection of E. histolytica is a useful complement to parasitological tests. The diagnosis of human amebiasis using the ELISA kit is intended for travellers returning from endemic areas and developing symptoms like abdominal pain, fever and hepatomegaly and to post therapeutic controls.