TABLE 2.

Reactivity of MB (LL, n = 37 samples; BL, n = 13 samples) and PB (TT, n = 9 samples; BT, n = 11 samples) leprosy patients toward the six recombinant proteins and LAM by Western blot analysisa

Protein or LAMPatient typeNo. of samples with a reactivity of:% positive
3+2+1+±
ML1877MB0272300100
PB013700100
ML0841MB0123080100
PB011360100
ML2028MB2212970100
PB001640100
ML2038MB31916120100
PB001460100
ML0050MB366231276
PB00051525
ML0380MB3131132060
PB0000200
LAMMB22141400100
PB4544385
  • a Grading was dependent on the relative bandwidth and intensity, from strong (3+) to weak (±) to negative (−).