Diagnostic value of Elisa serological tests in childhood tuberculosis.

  title={Diagnostic value of Elisa serological tests in childhood tuberculosis.},
  author={Rajeshwar Dayal and G Sirohi and Munna Singh and Premendu P. Mathur and Banke Agarwal and Vishwa Mohan Katoch and Beenu Joshi and Pradeep K. Singh and Hari Bhan Singh},
  journal={Journal of tropical pediatrics},
  volume={52 6},
Two separate studies (study I and study II) were conducted to evaluate the efficacy of ELISA serological test for the detection of IgG antibodies against specific glycolipid antigen (PGLTb1) and ESAT 6 antigen of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, respectively. These results were compared with bacteriological tests [Ziehl Neelson (ZN) staining for acid-fast bacilli and culture on Lowenstein Jensen (LJ) medium] and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) targeting IS6110 sequence. Both studies were carried out… CONTINUE READING
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