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Detection of Pseudomonas pseudomallei antigen in urine for the diagnosis of melioidosis.

Abstract:

An enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay using a fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC)-anti-FITC amplification system, has been developed to detect Pseudomonas pseudomallei antigen in urine. The assay was evaluated in 135 patients with acute melioidosis, 194 hospitalized patients with other disorders, and 40 healthy controls. Antigen was detected in the urine of 123 (91%) patients with melioidosis. Urinary antigen was found in 85 (96%) of 89 patients with septicemic melioidosis, all six patients with...

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Desakorn, V More by this author
Wuthiekanun, V More by this author
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Journal:
The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene
Volume:
51
Issue:
5
Pages:
627-633
Publication date:
1994-11-05
EISSN:
1476-1645
ISSN:
0002-9637
URN:
uuid:0d9d94d4-6b1a-47f8-9913-8b0c8efb7c15
Source identifiers:
44633
Local pid:
pubs:44633

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