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Gaceta médica de México

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TORRES-PADILLA, Juan Carlos; LOPEZ-MERINO, Ahidé; GARCIA-ESCAMILLA, Rosa María  y  GUTIERREZ-GARCIA, José Natalio. Anti-Brucella Antibody Seroprevalence in Blood Donors for Therapeutic Ends at Three Blood Banks of the Mexican Institute of Social Security. Gac. Méd. Méx [online]. 2004, vol.140, n.4, pp.391-398. ISSN 0016-3813.

Introduction: to determine seroprevalence for Brucella sp. in blood donors, a serologic study was carried out at three blood banks of the Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS). Methods: 500 blood samples were taken from selected blood donors. Laboratory tests were used, such as Bengal rose (BR), Standard agglutination in microplate (SAM) and in presence of 2-Mercaptoethanol agglutination in microplate (2ME), which were applied to 500 blood sera from selected effective blood donors. The sample was representative according to the statistical analysis developed. Results: 18 of 500 analyzed sera were positive, with seroprevalence of 3.6%, male sex (83.4%), predominating, as secondary activity group (72.2%). According to academic archivement, blood donors with secondary school had highest seropositivity (55.6%). Conclusion: In this study, we conclude that brucellosis has peculiar epidemiologic characteristics in blood banks that participated in this research; therefore it is highly recommended to perform screening tests such as BR, SAM, and 2ME to identified anti-Brucella antibodies in the sera of effective blood donors

Palabras llave : Seroprevalence; human brucellosis blood banks; antibodies.

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