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Document ID (ISN)31327
CIS number 79-794
ISSN - Serial title 0037-1777 - Semaine des hôpitaux
Year 1978
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Renoux G., Renoux M.
Title Passive haemoagglutination in the individual or epidemiological diagnosis of human brucellosis
Original title Hémagglutination passive appliquée au diagnostic individuel ou épidémiologique de la brucellose humaine. [in French]
Bibliographic information 8-15 Dec. 1978, Vol.54, No.43-44, p.1337-1342. 10 ref.
Abstract Coupling of an extract of Brucella abortus 99 to sheep red blood cells by chromium chloride is the basis for a highly specific and sensitive, passive haemoagglutination test. Out of 778 men with established or suspected brucellosis, results were positive in 153 in whom agglutination or complement fixation was positive and in 21 cases with a negative reaction to the usual tests. Passive haemoagglutination allowed hitherto undiagnosed Brucella infections to be identified in 28.6% of 18,367 persons examined in rural areas. Simple to perform, it can replace a whole battery of tests for individual and epidemiological studies.
Descriptors (primary) livestock rearing; agglutination tests; diagnosis; brucellosis
Descriptors (secondary) exposure tests; serological reactions; description of technique
Document type -
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Livestock rearing
Bacterial and parasitic diseases