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dc.contributorMorsi, M.G.EN
dc.contributorYoussef, R.M.EN
dc.contributorKhalil, Y.M.EN
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-17T08:28:11Z
dc.date.available2014-06-17T08:28:11Z
dc.date.issued1997EN
dc.identifier.issn1020-3397EN
dc.identifier.otherhttp://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/0303/emhj_1997_3_3_480_492.pdfEN
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117550
dc.description480-492EN
dc.description.abstractA total of 45 patients with pulmonary tuberculosis and 45 healthy individuals were subjected to chest examination, radiography and ELISA tests for IgA and IgG antibodies. Sputum smear and culture were performed for all tuberculous patients. Evaluated against clinical and radiological diagnosis, ELISA's specificity exceeded 90% in detecting specific IgA and IgG antibodies. The parallel application of ELISA and microscopic examination of sputum yielded 80% sensitivity compared with clinical and radiological examination and 100% sensitivity compared with culture. ELISA alone can be used in ruling out pulmonary tuberculosis but not in diagnosing the disease. However, coupled with microscopic examination, it can be used instead of culture to provide positive diagnosis within 24 hoursEN
dc.language.isoenEN
dc.subjectTuberculosis, PulmonaryEN
dc.subjectEnzyme-Linked Immunosorbent AssayEN
dc.subjectData CollectionEN
dc.subjectQuestionnairesEN
dc.subjectSeroepidemiologic StudiesEN
dc.subjectImmunoglobulin GEN
dc.subjectImmunoglobulin AEN
dc.subjectWorld Health OrganizationEN
dc.subject.meshTuberculosis, PulmonaryEN
dc.titleEvaluation of enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay [‎ELISA]‎ in serodiagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosisEN
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 3 (‎3)‎, 480-492, 1997


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