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Review Article

Serological Diagnosis and Follow-Up of Human Cystic Echinococcosis: A New Hope for the Future?

Table 1

Performance of the hydatid cyst fluid in ELISA test for the detection of total IgG in CE patients (articles published from 2006).

Number of CE patientsConfirmatory testSensitivity (%)Negative serology more frequent whenReference

23Histopathology100Not specified [40]
5Imaging techniques plus serology80Not specified
13Serology100Not specified

41Surgery95.1Not specified[21]

6Imaging techniques66.7Cyst location other than liver[12]

144Imaging techniques92.4CE1, CE4, and CE5 cyst stages[14]

123Imaging techniques64.8CE4 and CE5 cyst stages, no pretreatment[15]

59Surgery95.1Not specified[20]

10Surgery100Not specified[52]

54Surgery81.5Single cyst, no pretreatment [17]
186Surgery83.3

32Imaging techniques93.8CE4 and CE5 cyst stages[16]

155Surgery90.3Not specified[29]

40Surgery92.5Not specified[30]

47Surgery95.71HF collected from cysts of different hosts or of different anatomical locations from the same host [18]
93.62
91.43
97.84
93.65
78.56
72.27

63Surgery90.5Not specified [48]
82.4

68Imaging techniques92.6Lung cysts[13]

Commercial test; HF of cysts from 1sheep liver, 2sheep lungs, 3goat liver, 4human liver, 5camel lungs, 6cow lungs, and 7cocktail.