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Revista Cubana de Medicina Tropical

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GONZALEZ RODRIGUEZ, Zhaily; HERNANDEZ, Hilda María; DOMENECH CANETE, Ingrid  and  SARIEGO RAMOS, Idalia. FasciDIG. Timely and effective diagnosis of human fasciolosis. Rev Cubana Med Trop [online]. 2019, vol.71, n.2, e382.  Epub Sep 30, 2019. ISSN 0375-0760.

Diagnosis of human fasciolosis, a zoonotic disease caused by the parasite Fasciola hepatica, combines the results of the following techniques: conical cup, feces FasciDIG and serum FasciDIG, as well as clinical-epidemiological criteria. FasciDIG is an enzyme immunoassay that detects F. hepatica excretion / secretion antigens in serum and feces samples. It makes it possible to diagnose infection at each of the clinical stages of the disease with a higher diagnostic sensitivity than conical cup. Therefore, it was considered appropriate to address a number of concepts regarding this immunodiagnostic technique and analyze its applicability in the timely and effective diagnosis of this helminth infection.

Keywords : FasciDIG; Fasciola hepatica; fasciolosis.

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