Accession Number : AD0809725

Title :   STUDIES ON THE AGAR-GEL PRECIPITIN-INHIBITION TEST FOR COCCIDIOIDOMYCOSIS: II. SEROLOGICAL TEST ANTIGEN STUDIES IN AGAR-GEL,

Corporate Author : FORT DETRICK FREDERICK MD

Personal Author(s) : Ray, John G., Jr. ; Converse, John L.

Report Date : FEB 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : In this study of saprophytic and parasitic growth-phase extracts of Coccidioides immitis, an antigen from the spherule culture supernatant detected a specific antibody in heretofore serologically negative suspect coccidioidomycosis human sera when diffused in agar-gel. This antigen-antibody reaction occurred also in some of the serologically positive human coccidioidomycosis sera. This study indicates that for a complete serodiagnosis of this disease, this antigen-antibody reaction should be used as a routine serological test. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COCCIDIOIDES, SERODIAGNOSIS), BACTERIAL EXTRACTS, GROWTH(PHYSIOLOGY), ANTIGEN ANTIBODY REACTIONS, BLOOD SERUM, DISEASES, GELS, CULTURE MEDIA.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE