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Salmonella typhi VI antigen cCo-agglutination Test for the Rapid Diagnosis of Typhoid Fever

Rao, Sugandhi P and Prasad, Vishnu S and Arunkumar, G and Shivananda, PG (1999) Salmonella typhi VI antigen cCo-agglutination Test for the Rapid Diagnosis of Typhoid Fever. Indian journal of medical sciences, 53 (1). pp. 7-9. ISSN 0019-5359

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Abstract

Typhoid fever still continues to be a major public health concern in the developing countries. The diagnosis poses difficulty with atypical clinical presentation, de­layed response to commonly used antibiotics and co-existence of malaria in the same endemic areas. The laboratory diagnosis is mainly dependent on culture confirmation and serology. But in typhoid fever the blood culture positivity rate is only 45-50% [1] and the serological tests like WIDAL has limited value in the endemic areas . [2] There are several reports on the detection of Salmonella More Details Vi antigen in blood and urine by various methods like Counter Immuno Electrophoresis, [3] Latex agglutination [4] and Co-agglu­tination [5],[6] for the early diagnosis of Typhoid fever. In the present study we have evaluated an in house developed snide Co-aggluti­nation test for the detection of S. typhi Vi antigen in blood as an early rapid diagnostic test for Typhoid fever.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Microbiology
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2016 09:08
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2016 09:08
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/145304

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