A Mini-Review on Elisa-Based Diagnosis of Schistosomiasis

Michelli Dos Santos, Mariana Teixeira de Faria, Jonatas Oliveira da Silva, Isadora Braga Gandra, Anna Julia Ribeiro, Kamila Alves Silva, Laís Moreira Nogueira, Juliana Martins Machado, Reysla Maria da Silveira Mariano, Ana Alice Maia Gonçalves, Fernanda Ludolf, Mayron Antonio Candia-Puma, Miguel Angel Chávez-Fumagalli, Mariana Campos-Da-paz, Rodolfo Cordeiro Giunchetti, Alexsandro Sobreira Galdino

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Background: Schistosomiasis is a neglected tropical parasitic disease caused by trematode worms of the genus schistosoma, which affects approximately 240 million people worldwide. the diagnosis of the disease can be performed by parasitological, molecular, and/or immunological methods, however, the development of new diagnostic methods still essential to guide policy decisions, monitor disease trends and assess the effectiveness of interventions. Objective: in this sense, the current work summarizes the findings of a systematic review regarding antigens applied in the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay test, which were patented and published over the last ten years. Methods: the literature search strategy used medical subject heading (mesh) terms to define as descriptors. “schistosoma mansoni” was used in arrangement with the descriptors “immunoassay”, “enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay”, “elisa”, and “antigens”, using the “and” connector. the patent search was done using keywords, including diagnosis and schistosoma or schistosomiasis or schistosome. several databases were employed for the patent search, such as intellectual property national institute; european patent office; the united states patent and trademark office; patent scope, and google patents. Results: forty-one articles were retrieved, of which only five met the eligibility criteria. seventeen patents were taken from the databases, and a brief description of the most relevant inventions is given here. Conclusion: schistosomiasis is considered the most important helminthic disease in worldwide. therefore, it is important to of searching for and develops diagnostic methods based on serology to reduce morbidity and mortality caused by the disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)585-598
Number of pages14
JournalCurrent Molecular Medicine
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2024


  • Schistosoma
  • antigens
  • immunodiagnostic
  • recombinant proteins
  • schistosomiasis


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