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Year : 2003  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 63
 

An outbreak of leptospirosis in Mumbai


Institute of Microbiology, Madurai Medical College, Madurai - 625 020, Tamilnadu, India

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Institute of Microbiology, Madurai Medical College, Madurai - 625 020, Tamilnadu, India



How to cite this article:
Chandrasekaran S. An outbreak of leptospirosis in Mumbai. Indian J Med Microbiol 2003;21:63


How to cite this URL:
Chandrasekaran S. An outbreak of leptospirosis in Mumbai. Indian J Med Microbiol [serial online] 2003 [cited 2019 Jun 26];21:63. Available from: http://www.ijmm.org/text.asp?2003/21/1/63/8323


Dear Editor,

This is with reference to the brief communication “An Outbreak of Leptospirosis in Mumbai” by A De et al which appeared in the July 2002 issue of Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology. Our article “Studies on the incidence of leptospirosis and possible transmission of leptospira during leptospiraemia” has been quoted erroneously in the “Discussion” by the authors. The discussion starts with the statement “IgM ELISA is the test of choice for diagnosis of the current infection. It detects genus specific antibodies which tend to be positive by the fifth day onwards”. We had not done IgM ELISA. Further, it is mentioned that “Chandrasekaran et al reported 41.77% positivity by IgM ELISA which again is not correct. We had done only dark field microscopy using liquid (Sodium polyamethol sulfonate) 1% in sterile saline and not EDTA which was used by these authors. 

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