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HERDIN Record #: PCHRD08161109082348 Submitted: 16 August 2011 Modified: 16 August 2011

Evaluation of diazo reaction in typhoid fever.

Peter  C. Gotiong

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The diagnostic usefulness of Diazo reaction was evaluated and corrected against Widal reaction for the diagnosis of typhoid fever. Eighty-three (83) hospitalized suspected typhoid fever patients were subjected to both Diazo and Widal reaction and 21 (25.3

) showed a diagnostic titre to Widal reaction. There was no significant difference (p=1.028) between the ability of Diazo reaction to detect typhoid fever as compared to Widal reaction. (Author)

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