A comparative study of widal, dot-eia with blood culture in diagnosis of enteric fever at pediatric age group

Suresh, K., Balachandran C.S and Chidambaranathan. S

Aim To compare the Widal and dot-EIA with the blood culture in the diagnosis of Typhoid Fever. Methodology: Clinically suspected typhoid fever of aged 1 to 12 year are included. Case details & appropriate investigations are done & results are analysed. Results total of 140 children were screened for enteric fever, out of which 30 cases positive for Widal, 39 Dot-EIA & 20 for blood cultures. Conclusion dot-EIA have a higher sensitivity compared to Widal test. Dot-EIA could be a practical alternative to Widal test even in the resource constrained laboratories.

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