Rapid diagnosis of tuberculous pericarditis by ELISPOT assay.

@article{Kobashi2010RapidDO,
  title={Rapid diagnosis of tuberculous pericarditis by ELISPOT assay.},
  author={Yoshihiro Kobashi and Masaaki Abe and Keiji Mouri and Yasushi Obase and Naoyuki Miyashita and Mikio Oka},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases},
  year={2010},
  volume={42 9},
  pages={712-5}
}
We describe a case in which the rapid diagnosis of tuberculous pericarditis was made using the Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB)-specific enzyme-linked immunospot (ELISPOT) assay on pericardial effusion mononuclear cells (PEMCs). The analysis of MTB-specific T-cells in PEMCs by ELISPOT may be useful for rapid decision-making in anti-tuberculous treatment.