Antibodies against leptospiral genus-specific antigen were detected in the sera from clinically diagnosed human leptospirosis and suspected animal leptospirosis by indirect hemagglutination (IHA) test with a partially purified genus-specific protein antigen (GP-Ag). The reaction was positive in the infected humans and animals irrespective of the leptospiral serovars. No significant correlation was found between IHA titer against GP-Ag and microscopic agglutination (MA) titer. IHA titer did not always develop in parallel with MA titers. Sera obtained from healthy individuals were negative in both IHA and MA tests.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Zentralblatt fur Bakteriologie Mikrobiologie und Hygiene - Abt. 1 Orig. A|
|Publication status||Published - 1985|
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