A panel of eight tests in the serodiagnosis and immunological evaluation of acute brucellosis
AbstractA 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
Dabdoob, W.A. & Abdulla, Z.A. (2000). A panel of eight tests in the serodiagnosis and immunological evaluation of acute brucellosis. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/118869
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 6 (2-3), 304-312, 2000
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