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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 5, Issue:8, August, 2016

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(8): 741-744

Prevalence of Widal Positivity in Tertiary Care Hospital in North India
H. Lall*, M. Jais and R. Kaur
Department of Microbiology, LHMC, Delhi, India
*Corresponding author

This study was done to investigate the prevalence of widal positivity in a tertiary care hospital. i.e Lady Hardinge Medical college., New Delhi. The Study period was January 2015-December 2015. Blood samples were tested from patients attending OPD and in Wards and clinically suspected of typhoid fever. Widal test was performed on all blood samples suspected of typhoid fever. The widal test was done on all 2214 received blood samples from patients. The age of patients were in range of 0-65 years in both the sexes. It was found to be positive in 138 cases and TH  in 189 cases, AH was found to be positive in 30 cases and BH in 12 cases. Widal test is the only practical test available for the diagnosis of enteric fever. The Widal Test is easy and inexpensive test which can be of diagnostic value when blood cultures are not available or feasible. The widal test is most useful diagnostic tool in typhoid fever till today.

Keywords: Typhoid,Widal,Prevalence.

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Lall, H., M. Jais and Kaur, R. 2016. Prevalence of Widal Positivity in Tertiary Care Hospital in North IndiaInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(8): 741-744. doi:
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