Accession Number:

AD0766351

Title:

Leptospiral Agglutinating Antibodies in Sera of Patents with Hepatitis in Cairo Hospitals (Egypt)

Descriptive Note:

Technical scientific rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL MEDICAL RESEARCH UNIT NO 3 FPO NEW YORK 09527

Report Date:

1972-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

Four hundred-eighty sera from patients with hepatitis were tested for leptospiral agglutinins by Microscopic Agglutination MA test. Twenty-one sera 4.4 were positive at a significant titer of 1128 or greater. The most predominant reacting serotypes were L. icterohemorrhagiae, L. canicola and L. grippotyphosa. The importance of considering leptospirosis among other infectious diseases in jaundiced patients is stressed.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Microbiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE