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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2003|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)
- Infectious Diseases