Also, IgM ELISA is sufficiently sensitive for use as an initial screen for leptospiral
Evaluation of two novel leptospiral
proteins for their interaction with human host components.
1 mmol/L Bacterial cultures No growth No growth (blood) Leptospiral
DNA Not detected Not detected (urine) Dengue viral RNA Not detected Not detected (serum) Salmonella H type A/B Positive ([dagger]) Negative antibodies (serum) Q fever antibodies Negative Negative (serum) Hepatitis A virus Nonreactive Nonreactive antibodies (serum) Hepatitis B virus Nonreactive Nonreactive antibodies (serum) Hepatitis C virus Nonreactive Nonreactive antibodies (serum) Yellow fever virus Positive ([dagger]) Negative immunoglobulin M antibodies Yellow fever virus 640 ([dagger]) <10 neutralizing antibodies * Upon hospital admission.
For a long time, it has been stated that urine leptospiral
shedding to be intermittent (FAINE et al.
Prevalence of leptospiral
serovars varies in a particular geographic region and for every serovar there exists one or more than one maintenance hosts which serve as the reservoir of infection (Balamurugan et al.
The overall seroprevalence of leptospiral
antibodies was 72.
MAT is used as the gold standard serological test, even though the test is very tedious and requires the maintenance of several leptospiral
serovars in the laboratory.
Warm summer temperatures are ideal for maintaining leptospiral
organisms in water, and heavy rains may transport the organisms downstream.
Esto ya ha sido descrito por otros autores que mencionan que la extraccion de ADN leptospiral
es relativamente dificil debido a que las leptospiras no sedimentan facilmente (Faine et al.
FlaB PCRbased identification of pathogenic leptospiral
infection during pregnancy has been associated with spontaneous abortion and fetal death during the first trimester and the abortion may occur as consequence of systemic failure (4-6).
Improved microtechniques for the leptospiral