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Volume 12, Number 6—June 2006


Coccidioidomycosis as a Common Cause of Community-acquired Pneumonia

Lisa Valdivia*†, David Nix*‡, Mark Wright*, Elizabeth Lindberg*, Timothy Fagan§, Donald Lieberman§, T'Prien Stoffer*, Neil M. Ampel*†, and John N. Galgiani*†Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, Arizona, USA; †Southern Arizona Veterans Administration Health Care System, Tucson, Arizona, USA; ‡University of Arizona College of Pharmacy, Tucson, Arizona, USA; §Arizona Community Physicians, Tucson, Arizona, USA

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Table 2

Serologic characteristics of the study sample*

Seropositive persons (N = 16) No.
Baseline serum sample
Positive by >1 method 11
IDTP only 1
EIA IgM only 1
EIA IgG only 2
Negative† 1
Second serum sample
Positive by >1 method 8
Negative 0
Not obtained 8
Seronegative persons (N = 39)
Baseline serum sample 39
Second serum sample 12
Second serum sample not obtained 27

*IDTP, immunodiffusion tube precipitin; EIA, enzyme immunoassay; IgM, immunoglobulin M.
†This person was subsequently positive by multiple assays on his second serum sample.

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