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.
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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