IDENTIFICATION OF GALLBLADDER TYPHOID CARRIERS BY A STRING DEVICE

R. H. Gilman, S. Islam, H. Rabbani, H. Ghosh

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Abstract

The efficiency of a gelatin capsule containing a nylon string for collection of duodenal specimens was investigated in carriers of Salmonella typhosa (typhi). Cultures of duodenal specimens obtained by means of the string capsule were compared with cultures of duodenal specimens obtained by a conventional duodenal tube and with stool cultures Duodenal contents obtained with either the string or tube were more often positive for S. typhosa than were stool cultures. The string, which is as efficient as tube collection but simpler and more comfortable, may be useful in identifying carriers of S. typhosa.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)795-796
Number of pages2
JournalThe Lancet
Volume313
Issue number8120
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 14 1979

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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