Clinical Application of a Dot Blot Test for Diagnosis of Enteric Fever Due to Salmonella entericaSerovar Typhi in Patients with Typhoid Fever from Colombia and Peru

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Clinical Application of a Dot Blot Test for Diagnosis of Enteric Fever Due to Salmonella entericaSerovar Typhi in Patients with Typhoid Fever from Colombia and Peru

by Sarah Lindsay March 17, 2000

Authors

Nora Cardona-Castro, Eduardo Gotuzzo, Monica Rodriguez, and Humberto Guerra

Abstract

Clinical application of a dot blot test to detect immunoglobulin G (IgG) (88% sensitivity and specificity) and IgM (12.1% sensitivity and 97% specificity) against flagellar antigen from Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi was performed in Peruvian and Colombian patients with typhoid fever. This test can be used as a good predictor of serovar Typhi infection in regions lacking laboratory facilities and in field studies.

 

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