Age-related rate of seropositivity of antibody to Giardia lamblia in four diverse populations

P. G. Miotti, R. H. Gilman, M. Santosham, R. W. Ryder, R. H. Yolken

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We used a solid-phase enzyme immunoassay to determine the age-specific rates of acquisition of antibody to Giardia lamblia in populations living in an inner city area of Baltimore, Md., on an Apache Indian reservation in Arizona, in a rural area of Panama, and in an urban area of Peru (Lima). Antibody to G. lamblia was found in a portion of the adults living in all of the study areas. Similar prevalence rates and quantitative levels of antibody were found in the adults living in Arizona (44%), Panama (48%), and Peru (46%). However, a significantly lower (P

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)972-975
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1986


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  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Microbiology

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