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Diagnosis of cytomegalovirus infection.

Griffiths, PD; (1989) Diagnosis of cytomegalovirus infection. J Antimicrob Chemother , 23 Sup pp. 11-16. 10.1093/jac/23.suppl_e.11.

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Abstract

CMV is an important pathogen for immunocompromised patients. Since such individuals cannot be relied upon to mount appropriate immune responses promptly, methods for detecting virus must be used for diagnosis. Conventional virus isolation is slow and the sensitivity and specificity of a more rapid method using monoclonal antibodies are described. Other potential ways of detecting cytomegalovirus are discussed, including the difficulties of detecting this virus immunochemically in clinical specimens due to its coating of human beta 2-microglobulin.

Type: Article
Title: Diagnosis of cytomegalovirus infection.
Location: England
DOI: 10.1093/jac/23.suppl_e.11
Keywords: Antibodies, Monoclonal, Antigens, Viral, Cytomegalovirus, Cytomegalovirus Infections, DNA, Viral, Fluorescent Antibody Technique, Humans, Immunoenzyme Techniques
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Infection and Immunity
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1005538
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