International Journal of Medicine Research

International Journal of Medicine Research


International Journal of Medicine Research
International Journal of Medicine Research
Vol. 1, Issue 1 (2016)

Tuberculosis diagnosis in bovines by single intradermal testing, gamma interferon assay and PCR


Shivaraj S Aralikatti, Rathnamma D, Akshatha S Angadi, Renuka Prasad, Shri Krishna Isloor, Chandranaik BM, Narayan Bhat, Shivaraj Murag, Sangangouda Patil, Manjunath Reddy

Tuberculosis is a chronic bacterial disease affecting both humans and animals. Staining and microscopy of acid fast bacilli using zeil-Neelson technique for human sputum samples is a common routine first line diagnostic test followed till today in India. In bovines intra dermal skin testing using bovine PPD for herd screening and gamma interferon assay with PCR increases the sensitivity and specificity in diagnosis of tuberculosis in bovines. Skin testing using tuberculin PPD is the test recommended by OIE for herd screening of bovines worldwide for tuberculosis diagnosis. Many countries have successfully eradicated the tuberculosis in bovines only using Skin testing for herd screening. Two important species affecting humans and animals are Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Mycobacterium bovis belonging to Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Complex Group (MTC).
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Shivaraj S Aralikatti, Rathnamma D, Akshatha S Angadi, Renuka Prasad, Shri Krishna Isloor, Chandranaik BM, Narayan Bhat, Shivaraj Murag, Sangangouda Patil, Manjunath Reddy. Tuberculosis diagnosis in bovines by single intradermal testing, gamma interferon assay and PCR. International Journal of Medicine Research, Volume 1, Issue 1, 2016, Pages 18-20
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