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Revista chilena de infectología

versión impresa ISSN 0716-1018

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ARANIS J, Carolina et al. Usefulness of the determination of IgG and IgM antibodies by ELISA and immunocapture in a clinical series of human brucellosis. Rev. chil. infectol. [online]. 2008, vol.25, n.2, pp.116-121. ISSN 0716-1018.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0716-10182008000200006.

Introduction: The diagnostic difficulties of brucellosis makes the evaluation of new diagnostic tests necessary. Objectives: Evaluation of different commercial tests in the serological diagnosis of brucellosis by ELISA and immunocapture antibodies in a clinical series of patients with brucellosis of the Health Network of the Catholic University of Chile. Methods: All the serums received in the Laboratory of Microbiology for suspicion of brucellosis during five years were studied. Two groups were obtained, one that fulfilled diagnostic criteria for brucellosis [clinical evidence, and/or positive blood culture and/or seroagglutination test (SAT) in titers > 1/160] and the control group. Each serum sample was analyzed using irnmunocapture-agglutination test (Brucellacapt®), ELISA IgM and IgG. Results: Of 10 patients with brucellosis, the serologic results were: 8/10 positives for ELISA IgG, 7/10 for Brucellacapt® and SAT, and 5/10 for ELISA IgM. Discussion: ELISA IgG alone was superior than SAT. The combination ELISA IgG/ Brucellacapt® reaches the best detection performance (9/10) and can be an alternative to SAT

Palabras clave : Brucellosis; immunology; agglutination test; Brucellacapt®.

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