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International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies
ISSN: 2028-9324     CODEN: IJIABO     OCLC Number: 828807274     ZDB-ID: 2703985-7
 
 
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Diagnosis of Human Leptospirosis in Morocco by IgM ELISA and Slide agglutination test (SAT)


Volume 14, Issue 4, February 2016, Pages 1015–1018

 Diagnosis of Human Leptospirosis in Morocco by IgM ELISA and Slide agglutination test (SAT)

Waleed Al-orry1, M. Arahou2, R. Hassikou3, A. Quasmaoui4, Réda Charof5, and Zakaria Mennane6

1 Laboratory of Botany, Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, Rabat, Morocco
2 Laboratory of Botany, Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, Rabat, Morocco
3 Laboratory of Botany, Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, Rabat, Morocco
4 Department of Medical Bacteriology, National Institute of Hygiene, Ibn Battuta Avenue, B.P. 769, Agdal, Rabat 11000, Morocco
5 Department of Medical Bacteriology, National Institute of Hygiene, Ibn Battuta Avenue, B.P. 769, Agdal, Rabat 11000, Morocco
6 Department of Medical Bacteriology, National Institute of Hygiene, Ibn Battuta Avenue, B.P. 769, Agdal, Rabat 11000, Morocco

Original language: English

Received 6 October 2015

Copyright © 2016 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract


Serology plays an important role in the diagnosis of leptospirosis. Few laboratories have the resources and expertise to perform the microscopic agglutination test and leptospirosis remains a neglected disease because of limited access to diagnosis, due to reliance on antiquated standard methods and the cost of commercially available alternatives. There is a need for rapid and simple serological tests which facilitate the early diagnosis of leptospirosis, while antibiotic therapy may be most effective. In Morocco this disease is little known. Studies about it are very rare. In this study 11 serums which referred to the National Institute of Health in Rabat, Morocco during 1-1-2014 to 30-6-2015 were evaluated by IgM ELISA and Slide agglutination test (SAT). 7 serums were positives by Elisa and 10 were positives by (SAT). 9 of cases were from Sidi kecem region. All patients were male. The rate of age for all patients was 29.5 years.

Author Keywords: leptospirosis, Morocco, Elisa, SAT, Slide agglutination test.


How to Cite this Article


Waleed Al-orry, M. Arahou, R. Hassikou, A. Quasmaoui, Réda Charof, and Zakaria Mennane, “Diagnosis of Human Leptospirosis in Morocco by IgM ELISA and Slide agglutination test (SAT),” International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies, vol. 14, no. 4, pp. 1015–1018, February 2016.