Accession Number : AD0781626

Title :   Application of Soluble Antigen of 'Rickettsia burnetii' as an Allergen for Diagnosis of Fresh Cases of Q-Fever in Humans,

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Kambaratov,P. I. ; Kudelina,R. I. ; Armishcheva,L. I.

Report Date : 19 JUN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : Intracutaneous tests with soluble antigen became positive in Q-fever patients after the 5th day from onset of the disease; the maximum reaction in early cases occurred after 24 hours in the majority of patients, and began to fade out by 48 hours. Soluble antigen administered intracutaneously in a quantity of 0.1 mz did not cause allergization of the organism or the formation of complement-fixing antibodies. The soluble antigen can be recommended as a diagnostic means for recognition of early cases of Q-fever.

Descriptors :   *Rickettsia, *Q fever, *Antigens, Humans, Diagnostic agents, Microorganisms, Infectious diseases, USSR, Translations, Serodiagnosis

Subject Categories : Microbiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE