oa South African Medical Journal - The serological diagnosis of typhus fever in South Africa
|Article Title||The serological diagnosis of typhus fever in South Africa|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 *South African Institute for Medical Research **S.A.M.C.|
|Publication Date||May 1921|
|Pages||162 - 166|
|Keyword(s)||Rickettsial serological tests, Serological tests, Typhus Fever and Weil-Felix test|
The serological tests available for the laboratory diagnosis of typhus fever are discussed. It is noted that the Weil-Felix test is a most reliable and valuable diagnostic test and the agglutination of the various strains of Proteus, used in this test, in epidemic typhus, murine typhus, and tick-bite fever, are descriptionbed. However it is also noted that this test does not distinguish between epidemic and murine typhus, and sometimes either of these forms of typhus from tick-bite fever.
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