volume 68, issue 3, P165-174 1999
DOI: 10.5025/hansen.68.165
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Abstract: IgG and/or IgM antibodies against mycobacterial cord factor (trehalose 6,6'-dimycolate, TDM) in sera of 65 patients of Hansen's disease (21 cases with smear-positive and 44 cases with smear-negative) and 60 healthy individuals were tested by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) with TDM purified from Mycobac terium tuberculosis H37Rv as an antigen. Of 65 patients with Hansen's disease, 58 cases (89.2%) had positive results (21 samples from 21 patients, 100% with acid-fast bacilli positive in the lesion, a…

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