RESEARCH ARTICLES

COMPARING THE SENSITIVITY OF DETECTING VIRAL ANTIGEN IN DIFFERENT PARTS OF RABIES SUSPECTED BRAIN USING FLUORESCENT ANTIBODY TEST
S. Raju, M. R. Saseendranath and P. V. Tresamol

 

Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences.2008. 39:18-19.

 

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Copyright: © 2008 S. Raju et.al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

 



Abstract


Among 78 rabies suspected brain samples examined, 61 were found positive in direct fluorescent antibody test (FAT) and maximum percentage of positivity was observed (91.8 per cent) in impression smears from the brain stem. A thorough examination of various parts of brain tissue including the brain stem is needed before giving a concrete result for rabies diagnosis using FAT.


Key words:  Rabies, direct fluorescent antibody test, brain stem