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dc.contributorSumi, MG-
dc.contributorMathai, A-
dc.contributorSarada, C-
dc.contributorRadhakrishnan, VV-
dc.date.accessioned2012-12-04T11:45:03Z-
dc.date.available2012-12-04T11:45:03Z-
dc.date.issued1999-
dc.identifier.citationJOURNAL OF CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY. 37; 12; 3925-3927en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10565908-
dc.identifier.urihttp://dspace.sctimst.ac.in/jspui/handle/123456789/964-
dc.description.abstractIn the present prospective study, a dot immunobinding assay (Dot-Iba) was standardized to measure the circulating mycobacterial antigen in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) specimens for the laboratory diagnosis of tuberculous meningitis (TBM), Immunoglobulin G antibody specific for Mycobacterium tuberculosis in a CSF specimen from a patient with culture-proven TBM was isolated and was coupled with activated cyanogen bromide-Sepharose 4B. By immunosorbent affinity chromatography, a 14-kDa antigen was isolated from the culture filtrate of M, tuberculosis. Antibody to the 14-kDa mycobacterial antigen was raised in rabbits. The Dot-Iba in this study gave no false-positive results with CSF specimens from patients with nontuberculous neurological diseases. The assay gave positive results for all five patients with culture-proven TBM, The Dot-Iba described in the present report is simple, rapid, sensitive, specific, and, more importantly, suitable for routine application in laboratories in developing countries.-
dc.publisherJOURNAL OF CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY-
dc.subjectImmunology-
dc.titleRapid diagnosis of tuberculous meningitis by a dot immunobinding assay to detect mycobacterial antigen in cerebrospinal fluid specimens-
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