Serodiagnosis of Mycobacterium avium complex and Mycobacterium abscessus complex pulmonary disease by use of IgA antibodies to glycopeptidolipid core antigen

Byeong Ho Jeong, Su Young Kim, Kyeongman Jeon, Soo Youn Lee, Sung Jae Shin, Won Jung Koh

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An enzyme immunoassay kit that detects serum IgA antibody reacting to glycopeptidolipid core antigen derived from Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) was not useful for differentiating MAC pulmonary disease (PD) from Mycobacterium abscessus complex PD (MAB-PD). However, this assay could be useful for differentiating MAC- and MAB-PD from pulmonary tuberculosis. (This study has been registered at under registration no. NCT00970801.)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2747-2749
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Aug 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology (medical)

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