Comparison between two methods for diagnosis of trichinellosis: trichinoscopy and artificial digestion

Authors
Vignau, María Laura; Guardis, Mónica del Valle; Risso, Miguel Atilio; Eiras, Diego Fernando
Publication Year
1997
Language
English
Format
review
Status
Published version
Description
Two direct methods for the diagnosis of trichinellosis were compared: trichinoscopy and artificial digestion. Muscles from 17 wistar rats, orally infected with 500 Trichinella spiralis encysted larvae were examined. From each of the following muscles: diaphragm, tongue, masseters, intercostals, triceps brachialis and cuadriceps femoralis, 648,440 larvae from 1 g samples were recovered. The linear correlation between trichinoscopy and artificial digestion was very high and significant (r-0.94, p<0.0001), showing that both methods for the detection of muscular larvae did not differ significantly. In both methods, significant differences were found in the distribution of larvae per gramme of muscle.
Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias
Subject
Ciencias Veterinarias
Access level
Open access
License
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC 3.0)
Repository
SEDICI (UNLP)
Institution
Universidad Nacional de La Plata
OAI Identifier
oai:sedici.unlp.edu.ar:10915/35305