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World Health Organization : Year 1985-86 ; (Tdr) the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, Expanded Programme on Immunizationcha-Tcc 85.3: Report of a Meeting on the Standardization of Methods for Trypanosoma Classification

By E. L. Segura

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Title: World Health Organization : Year 1985-86 ; (Tdr) the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, Expanded Programme on Immunizationcha-Tcc 85.3: Report of a Meeting on the Standardization of Methods for Trypanosoma Classification  
Author: E. L. Segura
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Language: English
Subject: Health., Public health, Wellness programs
Collections: Medical Library Collection, World Health Collection
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Segura, E. L. (n.d.). World Health Organization : Year 1985-86 ; (Tdr) the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, Expanded Programme on Immunizationcha-Tcc 85.3. Retrieved from http://hawaiilibrary.net/


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1. INTRODUCTION A review of current techniques for the characterf.zation and classification of Trypanosoma cruzi strains was presented at s meeting of the UNDPI WORLD HANKIWHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TIM) Scientific Working Group on Chagast Disease, held from 28-31 January 1985 irl Panama City, Pansma. Ttreir porenrinl for the determination of possible diffcrcnces in clinical and epidemiological parameters caused by different sLrains wax also diecussed. A list of the papers presented at the meeting is given in Annex 111.

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CONTENTS 1. INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 2. OVERVIEW OF T. CRUZl CLASSIFICATION AND TAXONOMY . . . . . . . . . . 2 3. SIGNIFICANCE OF T. CRUZI DIFFERENTIATION AND SELECTION: POSSIBL~ATIONSWHILTHP CLINICAL AND EPIDEMIOLOGlCAL DISEASE VARIETIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 4. DESIGN OF ANALYTICAL EPIDEMIOLOGICAL STUDIES . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 5. ISOLATION AND CLASSIFICATION OF -T. -CR UZL . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 5.1 Isolation and Amplification Techniques . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 5.2 Cloning Techniques . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 5.3 Morphological and Behavioural Characterization . . . . . . . . 3 5.4 Antigen Characterization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 5.5 Ieoenzyme Characterization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 5.6 Lectin-Interaction Analysis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 5.7 Schizodeme Analysis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 6. CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 6.1 Interchange of T. -cruzi M aterial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 6.2 Reference Centres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . h 6.3 International Reference Strains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 6.4 Minimal Criteria for Non-standard Strains . . . . . . . . . . 5 6.5 Collaborative Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 6.6 Nomenclature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 6.7 Standardization of Isolation and Amplification Procedures . . 6 6.8 Distribution of Reference Strains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 6.9 Amplification and Characterization of Non-Standard T. g Stocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . b 6.10 Glossary of Terms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 6.11 Distribution of Data Sheets and Forms . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 6.12 Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 7. REFERENCES.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

 

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