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Revista de Investigaciones Veterinarias del Perú

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CERRO T., Luis et al. Frequency of Toxoplasma gondii in Cats in Metopolitan Lima and Concordance between Indirect Immunofluorescence and Indirect Haemaglutination Techniques. Rev. investig. vet. Perú [online]. 2009, vol.20, n.2, pp.285-290. ISSN 1609-9117.

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.

Keywords : HAI; IFI; domestic cat; toxoplasmosis; Lima.

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