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Biological false reactive VDRL test among the HIV-infected patients: A note on its prevalence

Wiwanitkit, Viroj (2005) Biological false reactive VDRL test among the HIV-infected patients: A note on its prevalence. [Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)]

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Abstract

Presently, the screening of syphilis is dependent mainly on serological tests. In the sexually transmitted disease clinic, syphilis serology is a basic screening test. The results VDRL test among of 150 HIV (82 males, 68 females) infected, regardless to immune status (CD4+ count), were studied. It was found that in 2 cases, the VDRL was biologically false reactive (VDRL positive, TPHA negative), who had CD4+ count >200 /L, giving the incidence rate equal to 1.3 % (1.2 % for male and 1.5 % for female).

Item Type:Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)
Keywords:HIV, Syphilis, VDRL, False positive
Subjects:JOURNALS > Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
ID Code:4695
Deposited By:Kakkilaya Bevinje, Dr. Srinivas
Deposited On:14 Jan 2006
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:56

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