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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 8, Issue:5, May, 2019

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(5): 1699-1704

Use of Immunochromatographic Test in Association with Thrombocytopenia for Early Diagnosis of Dengue Infection
S.V. Wankhede, Rajeev K. Saxena* and Apurva
Department of Microbiology, Smt. Kashibai Navale Medical College and General Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India
*Corresponding author

Dengue is an acute viral infection with fatal complications and noted as endemic in India. Since the clinical presentation of dengue is nonspecific, dengue diagnosis would benefit from a sensitive rapid diagnostic test (RDT) to reduce the disease burden and with supportive therapy reduces morbidity and mortality. Platelet count is the only accessory test for diagnosis of dengue infection in the peripheral laboratories. Therefore, in this study association of platelet counts and Ns1 antigen, (IgM, IgG) antibody is evaluated in dengue infections. This study is to correlate the platelet count and (IgM/IgG) antibody, NS1 antigen in the acute stage of dengue infection. A total of 775 serum samples were collected from clinically suspected dengue cases and were included in the study from Jan 2018 to Dec 2018 at tertiary care hospital. Serum samples were tested for NS1, IgM and IgG by Immunochromatographic-based test (ICT kit). The platelet count was recorded in dengue parameter-positive and -negative cases. Out of 775 samples screened in our study, 208 were positive for dengue parameters, 567 were negative. Out of 208 positive cases, 151 (72.5%) cases were positive for NS1antigen either alone or in combination with antibodies. 128 (61.53%) cases were exclusively positive for NS1 antigen. Primary infection (positive for NS1 Ag, IgM, NS1 + IgM) was seen in 202 (97.1%) cases and secondary infection (positive for IgG, NS1 + IgG, IgM + IgG, NS1+ IgM+ IgG) was seen in 6 cases (2.9%). Out of 208 positive cases, thrombocytopenia was observed in 108 (51.9%) of patients while 100 (48.07%) had platelet count within normal range.

Keywords: Dengue infection, Rapid Diagnostic Test, Thrombocytopenia

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Wankhede, S.V., Rajeev K. Saxena and Apurva. 2019. Use of Immunochromatographic Test in Association with Thrombocytopenia for Early Diagnosis of Dengue Infection.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(5): 1699-1704. doi:
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