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Title: A panel of eight tests in the serodiagnosis and immunological evaluation of acute brucellosis
Authors: Dabdoob, W.A.
Abdulla, Z.A.
Issue Date: 2000
Language: English
Abstract: A panel of eight tests was used to study 200 cases of acute brucellosis, 200 patients negative for brucella as a control group and 200 apparently healthy individuals as a second control group. The best diagnostic test was the rose Bengal test using an imported reagent [BioM‚rieux, France] and 2 local reagents. This test was improved from being a screening test to be a titrable one. The best two tests used together were the tube agglutination test with Coomb-like test. The indirect fluorescent antibody test had no advantages over the use of other tests. The 2-mercaptoethanol test and C-reactive protein test were useful in checking the brucellosis activity. Normal numbers of E-rosette forming cells and inefficient neutrophils in phagocytosis were found in peripheral blood during acute brucellosis
Description: 304-312
Keywords: Acute Disease
Serologic Tests
Immunologic Techniques
Subject: Brucellosis
ISSN: 1020-3397
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