leptospire


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lep·to·spire

(lep'tō-spīr),
Common name for any organism belonging to the genus Leptospira.

leptospire

(lĕp′tə-spīr′)
n.
Any of various gram-negative, spirochete bacteria of the genus Leptospira that are either free-living or parasitic, including the causative agent of leptospirosis.

leptospire

(lĕp′tō-spīr)
Any organism belonging to the genus Leptospira.
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So, in the present study, an IgM-Dot ELISA in a strip form for the detection of leptospire specific IgM antibodies has been standardized and evaluated.
MAT uses whole leptospire as antigen and detects both lg M and lg G antibodies.
All patients had blood samples collected at the hospital for leptospire culture and serologic testing; convalescent-phase serum samples were obtained during follow-up for 509 (73%) patients.
The leptospires were cultured in Ellinghausen-McCullough-Johnson-Harris (EMJH; Difco Laboratories, Detroit, MI, USA) medium with 10% normal rabbit serum (Gibco, Carlsbad, CA, USA) at 30[degrees]C for 7 days.
Detection of pathogenic leptospires by real-time quantitative PCR.
All the pathogenic leptospires were formerly classified as members of the species Leptospira interrogans; the genus has recently been reorganised and pathogenic leptospires are now identified in several species of Leptospira.
presence of carrier animals, environment suitable for the survival of leptospires and behavioural and occupational factors of people that predispose them to leptospirosis are common, the magnitude and nature of these factors vary from community to community.
Laboratory tests confirmed the presence of pathogenic leptospires in the lake; however, the scientists were not able to identify the specific animal source.
A severely under-diagnosed disease, leptospirosis is transmitted between animals in spiral-shaped bacteria called leptospires.
Pathogenic leptospires live in the kidneys of many mammalian hosts, including rodents, insectivores, and livestock.