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Type: Journal article
Title: Rapid diagnosis of chlamydial respiratory infection in children
Author: Schepetiuk, S.
Norton, R.
KOK, T.
Citation: Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases, 1995; 27(5):507-509
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Issue Date: 1995
ISSN: 1651-1980
1651-1980
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Sonia Schepetiuk, Robert Norton and Tuckweng Kok
Abstract: A study was undertaken to determine the incidence of chlamydial respiratory infection in paediatric patients during a 12-month period by antigen detection. Nasopharyngeal aspirates (NPA) from 514 patients were screened for genus-specific chlamydia antigen using the Pharmacia Chlamydia enzyme immunoassay (EIA) and Kallestad immunofluorescence (IF) assays. EIA screen-positive samples were confirmed by specific blocking antibody. Specimens which were EIA positive or IF positive were cultured for chlamydia. The NPAs from 7 patients were positive in the EIA and IF assays. Four of these patients were culture positive for chlamydia. Our results showed that the incidence of chlamydia respiratory infection by antigen detection was 1.4% or 0.8% if confirmed by culture.
Keywords: Nasopharynx; Chlamydia Infections; Respiratory Tract Infections; Antigens, Bacterial; Fluorescent Antibody Technique; Immunoenzyme Techniques; Evaluation Studies as Topic
Rights: © 1995 Scandinavian University Press
RMID: 0030075251
DOI: 10.3109/00365549509047055
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