Comparative study of blood culture and Staphylococcal coagglutination test in clinically suspected cases of enteric fever

Baragundi, M. C.; Vishwanath, G.; Hanumanthappa, A. R.; Suresh, K.; Chandrappa, N. R.; Patil, C. S.
October 2010
Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology;Oct2010, Vol. 28 Issue 4, p417
Academic Journal
A letter to the editor is presented which discusses the comparative study on the use of blood culture and Staphylococcal coagglutination test in the diagnosis of enteric fever.


Related Articles

  • Diagnosis of Enteric Fever in Children: Importance of Relative Granulocytosis. Caglar, M. K.; Altuga, F. S. // Indian Pediatrics;Dec2007, Vol. 44 Issue 12, p939 

    A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article "Diagnosis of Enteric Fever in Children," by R. Kundu et al, in the 2006 issue.

  • Prolonged fever in children may signal typhoid fever.  // Modern Medicine;Aug97, Vol. 65 Issue 8, p59 

    Presents an abstract of `Characteristics of Typhoid Fever in Children and Adolescents in a Major Metropolitan Area in the United States,' by S. Misra, P.S. Diaz and A.H. Rowley from `Clinical Infectious Diseases' dated May 1997.

  • Typhoid and its serology.  // British Medical Journal;2/18/78, Vol. 1 Issue 6110, p389 

    Reports the significance of serology in the diagnosis of typhoid fever in Great Britain. Information on the Widal test reaction for Salmonella typhi and S. paratyphi; Causes of confusions in the interpretation of typhoid fever; Comparisons on the effectiveness of H and O antibodies in the...

  • A 7-year-old with prolonged fever: Diagnosis on the loose. Kokotos, Faye; Tunnessen Jr., Walter W. // Contemporary Pediatrics;Mar2001, Vol. 18 Issue 3, p31 

    Focuses on the medical case of a 7-year old with a history of prolonged febrile illness in the United States. Results of the physical examination; Occurrence of typhoid fever resulting from several laboratory tests; Symptoms of typhoid fever; Complications of typhoid fever.

  • Widal's reaction, Widal's test.  // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2009);2009, Issue 21, p2497 

    A definition of the term "Widal's reaction" or "Widal's test" which refers to an agglutination test for typhoid fever is presented.

  • Progress in management of typhoid perforation. Ukwenya, A. Y.; Ahmed, A.; Garba, E. S. // Annals of African Medicine;2011, Vol. 10 Issue 4, p259 

    Case fatality rate (CFR) for typhoid perforation (TP) has been on gradual but variable decline world wide. This review highlights the progress in management of TP from 1960 including the controversies, current principles of management and the advances associated with the best results of...

  • Sexual Transmission of Typhoid Fever: A Multistate Outbreak among Men Who Have Sex with Men. Reller, Megan E.; Olsen, Sonja J.; Kressel, Amy B.; Moon, Troy D.; Kubota, Kristy A.; Adcock, Malcolm P.; Nowicki, Scott F.; Mintz, Eric D. // Clinical Infectious Diseases;7/1/2003, Vol. 37 Issue 1, p141 

    In August 2000, the Ohio Department of Health reported a cluster of men with typhoid fever who denied having traveled abroad. To determine the cause and the extent of the outbreak, an epidemiological investigation was initiated in which 7 persons in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana with...

  • Co-existence of typhoid fever and hepatitis A. Ahmed Zaki, Syed; Shanbag, Preeti // Annals of Tropical Medicine & Public Health;Sep/Oct2012, Vol. 5 Issue 5, p551 

    Typhoid fever and viral hepatitis are endemic in many developing countries. Both are transmitted by the feco-oral route and are associated with poor sanitation. Co-existence of both the infection is possible posing a diagnostic dilemma for the treating physician. We report a 7-year-old boy, who...

  • Diagnostic utility of a single Widal test in the diagnosis of typhoid fever at Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH), Nairobi, Kenya. Omuse, Geoffrey; Kohli, Ruchika; Revathi, Gunturu // Tropical Doctor;Jan2009, Vol. 40 Issue 1, p43 

    Typhoid fever is a systemic illness caused by Salmonella enterica serovar typhi (S. typhi) and is endemic in Kenya, where a single Widal test done on an acute phase serum is the most commonly used test. Using a cut-off value of 1:320 for both O and H agglutinins as being diagnostic of S. typhi,...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics