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Abstract

This study aimed to determine the prevalence of anti- antibodies in patients with neoplasia. One hundred and eight patients with neoplasia and 108 healthy controls were studied for the presence of anti- antibodies using a micro ELISA and peroxidase-labelled anti-human IgG (rabbit) and IgM (goat). Anti- IgG antibodies were detected in 68 (63.0 %) patients and in 21 (19.4 %) of the controls, which was a statistically significant difference. In addition, anti- IgM antibodies were detected in seven (6.5 %) patients and in one (0.9 %) control. A high percentage of positivity for antibodies in patients with neoplasia was detected. Therefore, parasitological surveys of this patient group should be periodically performed.

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