False-positive IgM serology in coccidioidomycosis

Tim Kuberski, Judith Herrig, Demosthenes Pappagianis

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

44 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The clinical observation has been made that there might be an unacceptable number of false-positive enzyme immunoassay (EIA) test results for IgM among persons suspected of having coccidioidomycosis. Patients with a positive result for IgM by EIA are thought to have a diagnosis of acute coccidioidomycosis. However, this study found that 82% of patients with an IgM-positive and IgG-negative EIA result did not have coccidioidomycosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2047-2049
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume48
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2010

Fingerprint

Coccidioidomycosis
Serology
Immunoenzyme Techniques
Immunoglobulin M
Immunoglobulin G
Observation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

Cite this

False-positive IgM serology in coccidioidomycosis. / Kuberski, Tim; Herrig, Judith; Pappagianis, Demosthenes.

In: Journal of Clinical Microbiology, Vol. 48, No. 6, 06.2010, p. 2047-2049.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Kuberski, Tim ; Herrig, Judith ; Pappagianis, Demosthenes. / False-positive IgM serology in coccidioidomycosis. In: Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 2010 ; Vol. 48, No. 6. pp. 2047-2049.
@article{635a858b21b148e6913719ac362e94c1,
title = "False-positive IgM serology in coccidioidomycosis",
abstract = "The clinical observation has been made that there might be an unacceptable number of false-positive enzyme immunoassay (EIA) test results for IgM among persons suspected of having coccidioidomycosis. Patients with a positive result for IgM by EIA are thought to have a diagnosis of acute coccidioidomycosis. However, this study found that 82{\%} of patients with an IgM-positive and IgG-negative EIA result did not have coccidioidomycosis.",
author = "Tim Kuberski and Judith Herrig and Demosthenes Pappagianis",
year = "2010",
month = "6",
doi = "10.1128/JCM.01843-09",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "48",
pages = "2047--2049",
journal = "Journal of Clinical Microbiology",
issn = "0095-1137",
publisher = "American Society for Microbiology",
number = "6",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - False-positive IgM serology in coccidioidomycosis

AU - Kuberski, Tim

AU - Herrig, Judith

AU - Pappagianis, Demosthenes

PY - 2010/6

Y1 - 2010/6

N2 - The clinical observation has been made that there might be an unacceptable number of false-positive enzyme immunoassay (EIA) test results for IgM among persons suspected of having coccidioidomycosis. Patients with a positive result for IgM by EIA are thought to have a diagnosis of acute coccidioidomycosis. However, this study found that 82% of patients with an IgM-positive and IgG-negative EIA result did not have coccidioidomycosis.

AB - The clinical observation has been made that there might be an unacceptable number of false-positive enzyme immunoassay (EIA) test results for IgM among persons suspected of having coccidioidomycosis. Patients with a positive result for IgM by EIA are thought to have a diagnosis of acute coccidioidomycosis. However, this study found that 82% of patients with an IgM-positive and IgG-negative EIA result did not have coccidioidomycosis.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=77952925511&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=77952925511&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1128/JCM.01843-09

DO - 10.1128/JCM.01843-09

M3 - Article

C2 - 20357210

AN - SCOPUS:77952925511

VL - 48

SP - 2047

EP - 2049

JO - Journal of Clinical Microbiology

JF - Journal of Clinical Microbiology

SN - 0095-1137

IS - 6

ER -