Evaluation of a new immunoenzymatic method for the detection of specific treponema-IgM in syphilis

A. Gasponi, M. Negosanti, A. Tosti, L. Abate

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Abstract

As a result of the importance which the dosage of specific anti-treponemic IgM has acquired in recent years in diagnosis and monitoring of course of syphilis, many attempts have been made to identify a reliable routine test to evidence this type of antibody. A new immunoenzymatic test based on the principle of 'capturing' the IgM is here compared with the 19S (IgM) FTA-ABS test for evidencing IgM in the serum of 13 syphilitic patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)113-116
Number of pages4
JournalGiornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia
Volume123
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988

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