Thursday, 9 January 2014

VDRL

Many condition are there for false positive VDRL
Acute false positive reaction <6 months-
-Recent viral infection or immunization
-Genital herpes
-Hiv infection
-Malaria
-Parenteral drug therapy
-Infective endocarditis
-Pregnancy

Chronic false positive reaction > 6 months
-Aging
-Autoimmune disorders
-SLE
-Rheumatoid arthritis
-Hepatitis infection
-Infectuous mononucleosis

And very imp is LEPROSY doesnt give false positive reaction with VDRL

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