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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(5): 1145-1149
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.605.124


A Study of the Community Based Titre of the Widal in Ahmedabad
Hetal Subodh Chandra Shah*
B-203, Parishram Tower, Mirambica road, Naranpura, Ahmedabad- 380013 Gujarat, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Typhoid fever is endemic in all parts of India and Widal test is used for diagnosis. Interpretation of Widal test is based on the baseline titre of healthy population of particular geography. Aim of This study to determine baseline titre of Widal test in healthy individual in Ahmedabad. 500 samples were tested from healthy population were analysed for the presence of Sal¬monella antibodies by quantitative Tube Widal test. Out of 500 serum specimens tested, 157(31.40%) samples were positive for O-agglutinins; among them 126(25.20%), 28(5.60%), 3(0.60%) had titre of 1:30, 1:60, 1:120 respectively. 290(58%) were positive for H agglutinins, among them 98(19.60%),136(27.20%), 44(8.80%), 11(2.20%), 1(0.20%) had titre of 1:30, 1:60, 1:120,1:240, 1:480 respectively. Only 20(4%) samples were positive for AH-agglutinins, among them 17(3.40%) and 3(0.60%) had titre of 1:30 and 1:60 respectively. 71(14.20%) were positive for BH-agglutinins, among them 56(14.20%), 14(2.80%), 1(0.20%) had titre of 1:30, 1:60, 1:120 respectively. Based on above study, titre of 1:30, 1:60, 1:30 and 1:30 for the anti-O antibodies, anti-H antibodies, anti-AH antibodies and anti-BH antibodies respectively considered as baseline titre for Ahmedabad region of Gujarat.


Keywords: S. typhi, Widal, S. paratyphi, Agglutinins, Titre.
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Hetal Subodh Chandra Shah. 2017. A Study of the Community Based Titre of the Widal in AhmedabadInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(5): 1145-1149. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.605.124