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Synonyms for agglutination

a clumping of bacteria or red cells when held together by antibodies (agglutinins)

the building of words from component morphemes that retain their form and meaning in the process of combining

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the coalescing of small particles that are suspended in solution

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Laboratory technicians in most referral facilities have now been trained on the direct agglutination test; case-management guidelines have been updated; the essential drugs list is being reviewed and expanded to include alternatives for second-line treatment; and rK39 dipsticks are being distributed to peripheral health facilities to complement clinical diagnosis.
From January 2000 to February 2006, a total of 3,645 patients suspected of having kala-azar were screened at Amudat Health Centre by using the direct agglutination test or rK39 antigen-based dipsticks (6); 2,088 patients with confirmed disease were treated with daily intramuscular injections of sodium stibogluconate or meglumine antimonite, 20 mg/kg bodyweight, for 30 days.
Most partial D red blood cells will demonstrate direct agglutination in routine serologic tests and thus type as Rh(D) positive.
For another patient, serologic results by direct agglutination were negative when performed early in the course of disease but positive when repeated.
Rapid diagnostic tests such as the rK39 dip-stick and the direct agglutination test now make diagnosing most kala-azar cases possible without invasive procedures (21).
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