A positive enzyme-linked immunoelectrotransfer blot assay result for a patient without evidence of cysticercosis

Erna M. Kojic, A. Clinton White

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Abstract

The enzyme-linked immunoelectrotransfer blot (EITB) has been considered diagnostic of cysticercosis when the results are positive. We describe a patient with a single band at 50 kDa on EITB and neuroimaging abnormalities suggestive of neurocysticercosis but no evidence of exposure to Taenium solium. Autopsy findings excluded neurocysticercosis. We suggest that a single band at 50 kDa on an EITB be considered an equivocal finding rather than diagnostic of cysticercosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7-9
Number of pages3
JournalClinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
Volume36
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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