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Year : 2002  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 79--82

Combined role of casoni test and indirect haemagglutination test in the diagnosis of hydatid disease

R Ray1, PK De2, K Karak2 
1 Dept. of Medical Microbiology and Parasitology, University College of Medicine, Kolkata - 700 020, India
2 Dept. of Microbiology, Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, Kolkata - 700 020, India

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R Ray
Dept. of Medical Microbiology and Parasitology, University College of Medicine, Kolkata - 700 020
India

PURPOSE: To study the combined role of Casoni test and indirect haemagglutination (IHA) test in the diagnosis of hydatid disease. METHODS: Twenty eight suspected cases of hydatid disease were subjected to Casoni intradermal test using commercially available antigen (Span Diagnostics, India) after collecting pre-test serum samples. The serum samples were tested by IHA using an indigenously developed IHA test. RESULTS: Considering the clinical diagnosis of hydatid disease as the gold standard, the specificity of both Casoni test and IHA was 47%, however, the sensitivity of IHA was higher (81.8%) than Casoni test (63.8%). With the two tests considered together the sensitivity was 90.9%. CONCLUSIONS: Combined use of Casoni test and IHA test could establish presumptive and cost effective diagnosis in upto 90.9% of clinically suspected cases of hydatid disease.

How to cite this article:
Ray R, De P K, Karak K. Combined role of casoni test and indirect haemagglutination test in the diagnosis of hydatid disease.Indian J Med Microbiol 2002;20:79-82

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Ray R, De P K, Karak K. Combined role of casoni test and indirect haemagglutination test in the diagnosis of hydatid disease. Indian J Med Microbiol [serial online] 2002 [cited 2020 Nov 25 ];20:79-82
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