Prevalence of Antibodies to Pseudomonas pseudomallei Exotoxin and Whole Cell Antigens in Military Personnel in Sabah and Sarawak, Malaysia

Mohammed Noor Embi, Adlan Suhaimi, Rahmah Mohamed, Ghazally Ismail

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Abstract

Sera from 420 military personnel serving in Sabah and Sarawk, Malaysia, were tested for antibodies to Pseudomonas pseudomallei exotoxin and whole cell antigens by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay procedure (ELISA). Data showed that 54.4% of serum samples were positive for antibodies to Pt pseudomallei exotoxin and 65.7% were positive for antibodies to the whole cell antigens. Samples gave much lower titers for anti-exotoxin antibodies compared to titers against crude whole cell antigens. The incidence of antibody to exotoxin was highest in the age groups ranging from 26 to 32 years, where the positive rates were higher than 40% and 30% for military personnel serving in Sarawak and Sabah, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)351-359
Number of pages9
JournalMicrobiology and Immunology
Volume36
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1992

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Burkholderia pseudomallei
Exotoxins
Malaysia
Military Personnel
Antigens
Antibodies
Serum
Anti-Idiotypic Antibodies
Age Groups
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
Incidence

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  • Immunology
  • Virology

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Prevalence of Antibodies to Pseudomonas pseudomallei Exotoxin and Whole Cell Antigens in Military Personnel in Sabah and Sarawak, Malaysia. / Embi, Mohammed Noor; Suhaimi, Adlan; Mohamed, Rahmah; Ismail, Ghazally.

In: Microbiology and Immunology, Vol. 36, No. 8, 1992, p. 351-359.

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Embi, Mohammed Noor ; Suhaimi, Adlan ; Mohamed, Rahmah ; Ismail, Ghazally. / Prevalence of Antibodies to Pseudomonas pseudomallei Exotoxin and Whole Cell Antigens in Military Personnel in Sabah and Sarawak, Malaysia. In: Microbiology and Immunology. 1992 ; Vol. 36, No. 8. pp. 351-359.
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