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Nitroblue Tetrazilium dye Reduction Test for Differential Diagnosis of Varilus Menigitis.

Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1978;21(4):290-295.
Published online April 30, 1978.
Nitroblue Tetrazilium dye Reduction Test for Differential Diagnosis of Varilus Menigitis.
Hong Kyu Lee, Chang Jun Coe, Duk Jin Yun, No author name is english No author name is english
Departement of pediatrics, Yonsei University, College of Medicine, Korea.
뇌막염 환아에 대한 N.B.T. test
이홍규, 고창준, 윤덕진, 이재승
연세대학교 의과대학 소아과학교실
Abstract
The usefullness of the nitroblue tetrazolium (NBT) test as an aid in the differential diagnosis of various meningitis was evaluated in infancy and childhood. 36 cases of patients with various meningitis who were admitted to the department of pediatrics in Severance Hospital from June, 1975 to March, 1976 and 8 cases of healthy children as control were the subject of this study. The following results were observed; the mean proportion of NBT-positive neutrophils was 4.0?2.0% in healthy control group, 17.0?.7% in patients with bacterial meningitis, 6.0?.3% in tuberculous menigitis, and 5.o?,1% in aspetic meningitis. And we couclued that NBT test is useful in differenciating various form of meningitis.


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