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Year : 2001  |  Volume : 44  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 123-4

Rapid diagnosis of cholera by coagglutination test.

Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College, Mysore, Karnataka

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A R Hanumanthappa
Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College, Mysore, Karnataka

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In this study the coagglutination test for the rapid diagnosis of cholera is evaluated in comparison with the conventional culture method. A total of 553 stool specimens were processed from cases of acute gastro-enteritis. The sensitivity and specificity of coagglutination test was 92.77% and 95.65% respectively. The coagglutination test is found to be simple, reliable and rapid method for the diagnosis of cholera.

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