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[Significance of human leptospirosis in Mexico. Detection of Leptospira antibodies in a blood donor population].
Gac Med Mex. 1995 May-Jun; 131(3):289-92.GM

Abstract

The presence of specific serum antibodies has been used as a diagnostic test for human leptospirosis. The presence of these antibodies in humans is indicative of an active natural infection. Its detection after exposure denotes the presence of immunity. Serum samples from 206 adult blood donors were analyzed with a microscopic agglutination assay against 7 serovars of Leptospira interrogans. A total of 7% were positive with the following serovar distribution; shermani 53%, canicola 33%, pyrogens 20%, pomona 13% and icterohaemorrhagiae 6%. The highest frequency of seropositivity was found in the 20 year to 39 age group. These results in asymptomatic individuals show that leptospirosis is a frequent zoonosis in Mexico.

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Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Xochimilco, Departamentos de Atención a la Salud y Producción Agrícola y Animal, Coyoacán, México D.F.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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English Abstract
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

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spa

PubMed ID

8582567

Citation

Gavaldón, D G., et al. "[Significance of Human Leptospirosis in Mexico. Detection of Leptospira Antibodies in a Blood Donor Population]." Gaceta Medica De Mexico, vol. 131, no. 3, 1995, pp. 289-92.
Gavaldón DG, Cisneros MA, Rojas N, et al. [Significance of human leptospirosis in Mexico. Detection of Leptospira antibodies in a blood donor population]. Gac Med Mex. 1995;131(3):289-92.
Gavaldón, D. G., Cisneros, M. A., Rojas, N., & Moles-Cervantes, L. P. (1995). [Significance of human leptospirosis in Mexico. Detection of Leptospira antibodies in a blood donor population]. Gaceta Medica De Mexico, 131(3), 289-92.
Gavaldón DG, et al. [Significance of Human Leptospirosis in Mexico. Detection of Leptospira Antibodies in a Blood Donor Population]. Gac Med Mex. 1995 May-Jun;131(3):289-92. PubMed PMID: 8582567.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [Significance of human leptospirosis in Mexico. Detection of Leptospira antibodies in a blood donor population]. AU - Gavaldón,D G, AU - Cisneros,M A, AU - Rojas,N, AU - Moles-Cervantes,L P, PY - 1995/5/1/pubmed PY - 1995/5/1/medline PY - 1995/5/1/entrez SP - 289 EP - 92 JF - Gaceta medica de Mexico JO - Gac Med Mex VL - 131 IS - 3 N2 - The presence of specific serum antibodies has been used as a diagnostic test for human leptospirosis. The presence of these antibodies in humans is indicative of an active natural infection. Its detection after exposure denotes the presence of immunity. Serum samples from 206 adult blood donors were analyzed with a microscopic agglutination assay against 7 serovars of Leptospira interrogans. A total of 7% were positive with the following serovar distribution; shermani 53%, canicola 33%, pyrogens 20%, pomona 13% and icterohaemorrhagiae 6%. The highest frequency of seropositivity was found in the 20 year to 39 age group. These results in asymptomatic individuals show that leptospirosis is a frequent zoonosis in Mexico. SN - 0016-3813 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/8582567/[Significance_of_human_leptospirosis_in_Mexico__Detection_of_Leptospira_antibodies_in_a_blood_donor_population]_ L2 - http://www.diseaseinfosearch.org/result/4178 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -