Diagnostic Performance of the Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Antigenemia Assay in Patients with CMV Gastrointestinal Disease.
Clin Infect Dis. 2009 May 14;
Authors: Jang EY, Park SY, Lee EJ, Song EH, Chong YP, Lee SO, Choi SH, Woo JH, Kim YS, Kim SH
Of 149 patients with suspected cytomegalovirus (CMV) gastrointestinal disease, 51 (36%) confirmed cases, 6 (4%) probable cases, and 64 (45%) instances of non-CMV gastrointestinal disease were analyzed using the CMV antigenemia assay; 22 patients (5%) with indeterminate gastrointestinal disease were excluded. The sensitivity and specificity of the CMV antigenemia assay (defined as detection of 1 positive cells per 200,000 leukocytes) for diagnosis of CMV gastrointestinal disease were 54% (95% confidence interval, 41%-68%) and 88% (95% confidence interval, 77%-94%), respectively.
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