oa South African Medical Journal - Detection of biological false positive syphilis serum reactions
|Article Title||Detection of biological false positive syphilis serum reactions|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Stellenbosch and Tygerberg Hospitla, Tiervlei, CP|
|Publication Date||Jun 1974|
|Pages||1191 - 1194|
|Keyword(s)||Biological false positive syphilis reaction, Detection, Immunology, Microbiology and Pathology|
A comparative evaluation of reagin tests (Wassermann, VDRL, RPR) and fluorescent treponema antibody absorption tests (FTA-ABS) performed on blood specimens from 5 271 persons (2 493 pregnant women, 1 130 apparently healthy prospective employees, 1 345 newborn babies and 303 leprosy patients) showed that 17,2% of the pregnant women, 11,95% of the prospective employees, 19,0% of the newborn babies, and 27,2% of the leprosy patients gave positive reactions in one or more of the tests.
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