Rapid serodiagnosis of human mycobacteriosis by ELISA using cord factor (trehalose-6,6'-dimycolate) purified from Mycobacterium tuberculosis as antigen.

@article{He1991RapidSO,
  title={Rapid serodiagnosis of human mycobacteriosis by ELISA using cord factor (trehalose-6,6'-dimycolate) purified from Mycobacterium tuberculosis as antigen.},
  author={Hong Cheng He and Shigeki Oka and Yu Kyeong Han and Yasuhiro Yamamura and Emi Kusunose and Masami Kusunose and Ikuya Yano},
  journal={FEMS microbiology immunology},
  year={1991},
  volume={3 4},
  pages={
          201-4
        }
}
IgG antibodies against purified cord factor (trehalose-6,6'-dimycolate, TDM) in sera of 99 patients infected with mycobacteria (42 patients with tuberculosis excreting tubercle bacilli in the sputum, 11 patients with non-tuberculous mycobacteriosis excreting acid-fast bacilli in the sputum, and 46 patients without bacilli in the sputum but diagnosed as having pulmonary tuberculosis by chest X-ray films and physical examination), five patients with lung cancer, and 100 healthy controls which… CONTINUE READING
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