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[Virologic analysis of 1,000 blood samples processed for cytomegalovirus isolation (viremia) and pp65 antigenemia in immunodepressed patients].

Authors
  • Reina, J
  • Riera, M
  • Bestard, X
  • Villalonga, C
  • Gascó, J
Type
Published Article
Journal
Medicina clínica
Publication Date
Mar 07, 1998
Volume
110
Issue
8
Pages
281–284
Identifiers
PMID: 9567253
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

In the immunosuppressed patients the pp65 antigenemia assay has demonstrated a high diagnostic efficacy for CMV detection in peripheral blood. However because the antigenemia not always correlates with a replicative viral load, it is necessary to routinely perform culture of the blood in a cell culture system, preferently by the shell-vial method, because this system allows to make the diagnosis of CMV infection in a short period of time.

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