JOHN P. GRIFFIN, M.D., F.A.C.P.
A cold agglutinin screening test showed reactivity in 12% of 507 patients with primary atypical pneumonia. By comparison with a quantitative cold agglutinin procedure simultaneously performed, it was shown that this screening method was sensitive to a titer of 64 or greater with a high order of specificity. The utility of this rapid, easily performed cold agglutinin test in the detection of treatable Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection in office or hospital practice is described.
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GRIFFIN JP. Rapid Screening for Cold Agglutinins in Pneumonia. Ann Intern Med. 1969;70:701-705. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-70-4-701
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1969;70(4):701-705.
Infectious Disease, Pneumonia, Prevention/Screening, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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