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Arloing-Courmont agglutination test

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Method for demonstrating the presence of agglutinating antibodies in tuberculosis.

According to one author this is the same as Widal's reaction for tuberculosis. This test, however, is mentioned nowhere under Widal. The author may have mixed this up with the Gruber-Widal serological agglutination test for typhoid fever.


  • S. Arloing, P. Courmont:
    Technique et résultats du séro-diagnostic de la tuberculose.
    Zeitschrift für Tuberkulose, 1901, 2: 530.

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