Journal of Infectious Diseases and  Diagnosis

Journal of Infectious Diseases and Diagnosis
Open Access

ISSN: 2576-389X

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Nesreen abu yousif hamid

Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medical Laboratories, Sudan international university, Khartoum, Sudan

  • Research Article   
    Sero-Detection of Syphilis Antibodies Among Pregnant Women by Different Serological Tests in Khartoum State, Sudan 2019
    Author(s): Nesreen abu yousif hamid*

    Syphilis is a common blood-borne disease in area where the disease is endemic. The aim of the study is to detect the Treponema pallidum antibodies among Sudanese pregnant women in antenatal clinics and hospital in Khartoum and Omdurman During November to December 2019, hundreds of blood specimens collected from pregnant women and tested for anti-Treponema pallidum antibodies using rapid plasma regain RPR, LAB21 healthcare TPHA and Enzyme-linked Immunoassay ELISA. Among the 100 pregnant women tested, 12(12%) showed positive result for T. palladium antibodies by Syphilis Treponema pallidum antibody ELISA (Fortress diagnostic, UK). Ten (10%) of the specimens were serologically identified using TPHA test kit (LAB 21heathcare, UK); while only 9(9%) were reactive when tested by rapid plasma regain test device (china). Interestingly, an individ.. Read More»

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