INDIRECT HAEMAGGLUTINATION (IHA) FOR THE DIAGNOSIS OF HYDATID DISEASE IN YEMEN
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Antihydatid cyst antibodies from sera of infected Yemeni patients were detected using indirect haemagglutination assay (IFIA). Antibydatid cyst antibodies were detected in 34 out or 38 serum samples (89% sensitivity). 'The specificity of the assay was defined to be 97.0 % as cross reactivity only noticed with serum from one patient with Schistosoma mansoni out of II Schislosoma positive patients examined. Results were discussed.