Absence of detectable IgM antibody during cytomegalovirus disease in patients with AIDS

J. Dylewski, Sunwen Chou, T. C. Merigan

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Abstract

Although our patients with AIDS probably had reactivated rather than primary cytomegalovirus infection, other immuno-compromised patients have been shown by us and others to produce IgM antibody during recurrent disease. We believe that because of the failure to produce specific IgM antibody, serologic testing should not be relied on to diagnose tissue-destructive cytomegalovirus disease in patients with AIDS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)493
Number of pages1
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Volume309
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1983
Externally publishedYes

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Cytomegalovirus
Immunoglobulin M
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Antibodies
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Absence of detectable IgM antibody during cytomegalovirus disease in patients with AIDS. / Dylewski, J.; Chou, Sunwen; Merigan, T. C.

In: New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 309, No. 8, 1983, p. 493.

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