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Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 1990 Mar;9(3):217-20.

Diagnosis of Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection by microparticle agglutination and antibody-capture enzyme-immunoassay.

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Centro Nacional de Microbiología, Virología e Immunología Sanitarias, Madrid, Spain.

Abstract

The performance of two new commercial assays for the serological diagnosis of Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection (microparticle agglutination and antibody-capture enzyme-immunoassay) was studied using a panel of 169 serum samples from patients with Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia and a control group. Both assays were shown to be sensitive and specific for diagnosis. The performance of the capture immunoassay, however, decreased in older patients, probably due to its inability to detect cases of reinfection without IgM antibody response.

PMID:
2110902
DOI:
10.1007/bf01963842
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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