An investigation into the correlations among the Widal titers and some diseases (other than typhoid) that are responsible for the false positive results of Widal test

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dc.contributor.author Rahman, Arrafy en
dc.contributor.author Tahmina, S en
dc.contributor.author Hossain, MI en
dc.contributor.author Hosen, MZ en
dc.contributor.author Hossain, KM en
dc.contributor.author Momtaz, H en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-10T21:29:35Z en
dc.date.issued 2017-09-30 en
dc.identifier.citation International Journal of Medical and Health Research 3(9):52-55 30 Sep 2017 en
dc.identifier.issn 2454-9142 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/51429 en
dc.description.abstract Typhoid fever is one of the most common infectious diseases. The Widal test is one of the extensively used and only available sero-diagnostic test of typhoid fever in developing countries. But the main fault of Widal test is it often produces false positive results. For this reason it is no more used in the developed countries. The objectives of this study were to find out the correlation of diarrhea, dengue and cold fever with the Widal titers; to identify the correlation between typhoid fever and diarrhea as well as between typhoid fever and cold fever and to find out the correlation between Widal titers and cold fever treatments. Blood samples of this study were collected from 100 apparently healthy medical students for a period of about seven months. The sera were separated and the presence of the Salmonella antibodies was analyzed by Widal test. Among the 100 samples, 59 were found positive for TO and 27 were found positive for TH. No correlation was found between Widal titers and diarrhea, dengue and cold fever. There was not any correlation between typhoid and diarrhea as well as typhoid fever and cold fever. Treatments of cold fever had no effect on the Widal titers of the students. en
dc.relation.ispartofseries International Journal of Medical and Health Research en
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dc.title An investigation into the correlations among the Widal titers and some diseases (other than typhoid) that are responsible for the false positive results of Widal test en
dc.type Journal Article en
pubs.issue 9 en
pubs.begin-page 52 en
pubs.volume 3 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The authors en
pubs.author-url http://www.medicalsciencejournal.com/archives/2017/vol3/issue9/3-8-53 en
pubs.end-page 55 en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 797503 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2020-04-07 en


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