Significance of specific immunoglobulin M in the chronological diagnosis of 38 cases of toxoplasmic lymphadenopathy

V. Del Bono, A. Canessa, P. Bruzzi, M. A. Fiorelli, A. Terragna

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Abstract

The persistence of immunoglobulin M (IgM) antibody to Toxoplasma gondii in sera from 38 patients after toxoplasmic lymphadenopathy was investigated by using an indirect immunofluorescence assay, a double-sandwich enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, and an immunosorbent agglutination assay. Positive predictive values at 3 and 6 months after lymphadenopathy were, respectively, 45 and 73% for the indirect immunofluorescence assay, 25 and 45% for the double-sandwich enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, and 22 and 43% for the immunosorbent agglutination assay.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2133-2135
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume27
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Microbiology (medical)

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