Interlaboratory discrepancy of antigenuria results in 2 patients with AIDS and histoplasmosis

David S. McKinsey, Joel P. McKinsey, Noelle Northcutt, Juan C. Sarria

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Abstract

Histoplasma polysaccharide antigen testing is used routinely to diagnose histoplasmosis. At least 3 antigen tests are commercially available. Controversy exists about the relative accuracy of these tests. We report 2 patients with AIDS and culture-confirmed Histoplasma capsulatum meningitis from whom discrepant Histoplasma polysaccharide antigen results were obtained from different laboratories and discuss the potential clinical implications of these results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)111-114
Number of pages4
JournalDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Volume63
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009

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Keywords

  • Antigen
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Meningitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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