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Prospective evaluation of a rapid immunochromogenic cassette test for the diagnosis of melioidosis in northeast Thailand.

Abstract:

A prospective study was performed to compare a rapid immunochromogenic cassette test (ICT) with the indirect haemagglutination assay (IHA) and clinical rules for the diagnosis of melioidosis in an endemic area. The sensitivity and specificity of the IgG ICT was 86% and 47%, and the IgM ICT was 82% and 47%, respectively. These were similar to the results for IHA (sensitivity 73%, specificity 64%) and clinical rules (73% and 37%). ICT lacks clinical utility as a result of high background rates ...

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Peacock, SJ More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Thailand/Laos MOP
Wongsuvan, G More by this author
Chierakul, W More by this author
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Journal:
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Volume:
100
Issue:
1
Pages:
64-67
Publication date:
2006-01-05
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EISSN:
1878-3503
ISSN:
0035-9203
URN:
uuid:e5511da7-4e58-4d9d-a0b3-43d07911fd6d
Source identifiers:
31120
Local pid:
pubs:31120

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