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Role of Latex particle agglutination test in the diagnosis of meningitis

Begum, Nurjahan and Ahmed, Iftikhar and Salam, Md. Abdus and Begum, Shahanara and Alam, KM Faisal (2007) Role of Latex particle agglutination test in the diagnosis of meningitis. Bangladesh Journal of Medical Microbiology, 1 (1). pp. 10-12. ISSN 2070-1810

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A total of 45 clinically suspected cases of meningitis of all ages, admitted at Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH), were studied to find out the etiological agents of meningitis. Among the cases, 32 (7l.1oh) were diagnosed as aseptic meningitis and L3 (ZS.Sgoh) as bacterial meningitis by the conventional CSF study. But out of total 45 cases, lg (40oh) were diagnosed as bacterial meningitis by Latex particle agglutination test (LPAT). The LPAT is widely used in clinical microbiology laboratories and can be considered as an important supplement to the culture and Gram stain of CSF specimens. Rapid antigen detection tests may provide positive results when culture and Gram stain results are negative for meningitis patients who have received antimicrobial therapy. So, in our country, where empirical broad-spectrum antibiotic is randomly used, LPAT may be considered as an adjunct to establish the diagnosis of bacterial meningitis

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 9217/87328
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bacterial meningitis, CSF, Latex particle agglutination test (LPAT)
Subjects: Q Science > QR Microbiology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Basic Medical
Kulliyyah of Medicine
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Md. Abdus Salam
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2021 22:14
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2021 22:14
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/87328

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