Detection of filarial antigen and antibody in serum and hydrocele fluid of 100 patients of hydrocele

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Abstract

Aim

The present study was carried out to detect an association between isolated non-communicable hydrocoele and filariasis and to provide awareness to positive patients regarding sequel and advising methods for the reduction of morbidity.

Methods

Blood samples and hydrocoele fluids were used to detect filarial antigen and antibody by ICT Kit, Trop-bio kit and Sevafilachek Kit. These were followed by statistical evaluation by χ2 test.

Results

14% of cases were positive for filarial antigen and antibody in hydrocoele patient serum, while 15% of cases were positive for filarial antigen and antibody in the serum of non-hydrocoele patients.

Conclusion

Probability is less than 0.05, which is statistically significant.

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