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Year : 2006  |  Volume : 49  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 51-3

Prevalence of anti-cysticercus antibodies in slum, rural and urban populations in and around Union territory, Chandigarh.


Department of Parasitology and Community Medicine, PGIMER, Chandigarh

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S Khurana
Department of Parasitology and Community Medicine, PGIMER, Chandigarh

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A comparative analysis for the prevalence of anti-cysticercus antibodies was carried out in urban, rural and slum population in & around Union territory of Chandigarh. Prevalence of anti-cysticercus antibodies in different population groups was found to be 17.3% with highest prevalence (24%) reported from slum areas followed by that of rural areas (20%) and least in the urban organized sectors (8%). Only 8% of the seropositive individuals had history suggestive of neurocysticercosis. Overall, females showed the highest anti-cysticercus response of 20.4%.


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