False positive legionella serology in campylobacter infection: campylobacter serotypes, duration of antibody response and elimination of cross-reactions in the indirect fluorescent antibody test.

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Sera from 83 patients with campylobacter gastroenteritis were examined for the presence of legionella antibodies by indirect immunofluorescence. Twenty-one patients (25%) had positive titres (> or = 16) including 11 patients with titres of > or = 128. Legionella seropositivity persisted in 5 of 9 patients (55%) studied for 6-9 months. Campylobacter isolates… (More)

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@article{Marshall1994FalsePL, title={False positive legionella serology in campylobacter infection: campylobacter serotypes, duration of antibody response and elimination of cross-reactions in the indirect fluorescent antibody test.}, author={Lorraine Marshall and Tim C. Boswell and Goura Kudesia}, journal={Epidemiology and infection}, year={1994}, volume={112 2}, pages={347-57} }