The Rose Bengal Test in Human Brucellosis: A Neglected Test for the Diagnosis of a Neglected Disease

@inproceedings{Diaz2011TheRB,
  title={The Rose Bengal Test in Human Brucellosis: A Neglected Test for the Diagnosis of a Neglected Disease},
  author={R. Diaz and Aurora Casanova and Javier Ariza and Ignacio Moriy{\'o}n},
  booktitle={PLoS neglected tropical diseases},
  year={2011}
}
Brucellosis is a highly contagious zoonosis affecting livestock and human beings. The human disease lacks pathognomonic symptoms and laboratory tests are essential for its diagnosis. However, most tests are difficult to implement in the areas and countries were brucellosis is endemic. Here, we compared the simple and cheap Rose Bengal Test (RBT) with serum agglutination, Coombs, competitive ELISA, Brucellacapt, lateral flow immunochromatography for IgM and IgG detection and immunoprecipitation… CONTINUE READING