Microbiology - Antigen Antibody Reaction - Discussion

Discussion :: Antigen Antibody Reaction - Section 1 (Q.No.2)

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Weil-Felix reaction is based on sharing of antigens between

[A]. sheep RBCs and EB virus
[B]. mycoplasma and human O group RBCs
[C]. rickettsial antigens and antigens of certain strains of Proteus
[D]. none of these

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

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Atta said: (Sep 6, 2020)  
Weil-Felix is a nonspecific agglutination test which detects anti-rickettsial antibodies in patient's serum. Weil-Felix test is based on cross-reactions which occur between antibodies produced in acute rickettsial infections with antigens of OX (OX 19, OX 2, and OXK) strains of Proteus species.

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