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What is the reason of positive VDRL ?

What is the reason of positive VDRL ?
Tue, 7 Jun 2011
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Dermatologist 's  Response
HI
VDRL is positive in syphilis -sexually transmitted disease
but some time false positive result also there
means though u have no syphilis still u have positive VDRL
some viruses (mononucleosis, hepatitis), drugs, pregnancy, rheumatic fever, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and leprosy are producing false positive result
do TPHA for confirmation
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Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Aashish Raghu's  Response
VDRL usually detects diseases which cause high Cardiolipin antibodies in the blood. Syphilis is one of them VDRL test is NOT diagnostic of Syphilis. Do a blood test called TPHA which will correctly diagnose Syphilis.
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Dr. Alisha,
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hi
welcome to health care magic
thanks for the quiery
VDRL test is to determine wether the person is having syphilis infection or not.if its positive it confirm syphilis infection.
good luck
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