[Evaluation of chlamydial IgM antibodies for clinical diagnosis].

Chlamydia trachomatis (C. trachomatis), C. psittaci, and C. pneumoniae are now well established as pathogens of respiratory infections including pneumonia. Serum samples from 223 infants and children with pneumonia, 31 patients with adult inclusion conjunctivitis, 16 parents of babies with neonatal inclusion conjunctivitis and others were tested for IgM antibodies to Chlamydiae. Diagnostic kits for chlamydial IgM antibodies (SeroELISA and IPAzyme) have been also evaluated for their diagnostic value. It was found that detection of specific IgM antibodies with SeroELISA has a diagnostic value in chlamydial pneumonias.
AuthorsK Numazaki, S Chiba, Y Niida, M Umetsu, K Aoki
JournalKansenshoŐĄgaku zasshi. The Journal of the Japanese Association for Infectious Diseases (Kansenshogaku Zasshi) Vol. 66 Issue 1 Pg. 70-5 (Jan 1992) ISSN: 0387-5911 [Print] JAPAN
PMID1402065 (Publication Type: English Abstract, Journal Article)
Chemical References
  • Antibodies, Bacterial
  • Immunoglobulin M
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Antibodies, Bacterial (blood)
  • Antibody Specificity
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Chlamydia Infections (diagnosis)
  • Chlamydia trachomatis (immunology)
  • Humans
  • Immunoglobulin M (analysis)
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Middle Aged
  • Serologic Tests

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