Frequency of Toxoplasma gondii in cats in Metopolitan Lima and concordance between indirect immunofluorescence and indirect haemaglutination techniques

T. Luis Cerro, V. Amanda Chávez, A. Eva Casas, A. Francisco Suárez, V. Alicia Rubio

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Abstract

© 2009 Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. All rights reserved. The aim of the present work was to estimate the frequency of antibodies anti-Toxoplasma gondii in cats of Lima city, and to determine the rate of concordance between the Indirect Immunofluorescence (IFI) and Indirect Haemaglutination (HAI) assays. A total of 178 cat serum samples were collected in veterinary clinics of varios districts of Lima. The results showed 11.2 ± 4.6% (HAI) and 17.9 ± 5.6% (IFI) positive serums to T. gondii, and without statiscal differences due to sex and age group. The Kappa (K) value was 0.73 indicating a substantial concordance between the two assays indicating that both assays can be reciprocally replaced.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)285-290
Number of pages6
JournalRevista de Investigaciones Veterinarias del Peru
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2009

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