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Relevance of Weil-Felix test in diagnosis of scrub typhus in India.
J Assoc Physicians India. 2006 Aug; 54:619-21.JA

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To study the relationship of Weil-Felix test and microimmunofluorescence test.

METHODS

Sera of 21 patients with clinical diagnosis of scrub typhus were subjected to Weil-Felix and Microimmunofluorescence tests.

RESULTS

On Weil-Felix test, 13 (62%) sera showed titers 1: > or = 40-320. 7 patients showed titers 1: > or = 320, 3 showed titers 1 : 160, 2 showed titers 1 : 80 and 1 patients showed titers 1 : 40, to Proteus OXK antigen. All 21 sera showed significant titers to O. tsutsugamushi on microimmunofluorescence.

CONCLUSION

Weil-Felix test is not a very sensitive test in diagnosis of scrub typhus but due to of lack of availability of definitive tests in India it canbe a useful tool when used and interpreted in the correct clinical context.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Medicine, I.G. Medical College, Shimla, (H P).No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16941792

Citation

Mahajan, S K., et al. "Relevance of Weil-Felix Test in Diagnosis of Scrub Typhus in India." The Journal of the Association of Physicians of India, vol. 54, 2006, pp. 619-21.
Mahajan SK, Kashyap R, Kanga A, et al. Relevance of Weil-Felix test in diagnosis of scrub typhus in India. J Assoc Physicians India. 2006;54:619-21.
Mahajan, S. K., Kashyap, R., Kanga, A., Sharma, V., Prasher, B. S., & Pal, L. S. (2006). Relevance of Weil-Felix test in diagnosis of scrub typhus in India. The Journal of the Association of Physicians of India, 54, 619-21.
Mahajan SK, et al. Relevance of Weil-Felix Test in Diagnosis of Scrub Typhus in India. J Assoc Physicians India. 2006;54:619-21. PubMed PMID: 16941792.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Relevance of Weil-Felix test in diagnosis of scrub typhus in India. AU - Mahajan,S K, AU - Kashyap,R, AU - Kanga,A, AU - Sharma,V, AU - Prasher,B S, AU - Pal,L S, PY - 2006/9/1/pubmed PY - 2006/10/21/medline PY - 2006/9/1/entrez SP - 619 EP - 21 JF - The Journal of the Association of Physicians of India JO - J Assoc Physicians India VL - 54 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To study the relationship of Weil-Felix test and microimmunofluorescence test. METHODS: Sera of 21 patients with clinical diagnosis of scrub typhus were subjected to Weil-Felix and Microimmunofluorescence tests. RESULTS: On Weil-Felix test, 13 (62%) sera showed titers 1: > or = 40-320. 7 patients showed titers 1: > or = 320, 3 showed titers 1 : 160, 2 showed titers 1 : 80 and 1 patients showed titers 1 : 40, to Proteus OXK antigen. All 21 sera showed significant titers to O. tsutsugamushi on microimmunofluorescence. CONCLUSION: Weil-Felix test is not a very sensitive test in diagnosis of scrub typhus but due to of lack of availability of definitive tests in India it canbe a useful tool when used and interpreted in the correct clinical context. SN - 0004-5772 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16941792/Relevance_of_Weil_Felix_test_in_diagnosis_of_scrub_typhus_in_India_ L2 - http://www.diseaseinfosearch.org/result/7277 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -