Hence, this prompted the study which aims at finding occurrence of and risk factors associated with Cryptococcal antigenaemia
in ART naive patients with HIV.
Laboratory evidence of CMV infection was confirmed by the following tests: CMV PCR (n=136), CMV pp65 antigenaemia
test (n=15), CMV viral culture (n=9), and CMV serology (n=4).
T-lymphocyte count <100 cells/[micro]l are recommended to be screened for cryptococcal antigenaemia
Resurgence in filarial transmission after withdrawal of mass drug administration and the interrelationship between antigenaemia
and microfilaraemia--a longitudinal study.
Interpretation & conclusions: Annual single dose of DEC therapy alone may not result in complete clearance of infection and detection of antigenaemia
rather than microfilaraemia may be taken into consideration as an indicator of successful chemotherapy.
Plasma cytomegalovirus DNA, pp65 antigenaemia
and a low CD4 cell count remain risk factors for cytomegalovirus disease in patients receiving highly active antiretroviral therapy.
8%) had recurrence of coagulopathy without bleeding, and there were 12 recurrences of antigenaemia
without clinical relevance.
24) Two cases of CM had peripheral smear negative but RDT was positive, this happens because in severe and complicated malaria, peripheral parasitaemia may be negative due to sequestration, whereas RDT provides evidence of antigenaemia
Co-infection is associated with higher rates of HBV persistence after acute infection, and among individuals with CHB, higher HBV DNA levels, a higher prevalence of HBV e antigenaemia
, and an increased risk of progression to fibrosis, cirrhosis and possibly hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).
Seroconversion can occur as late as 6 months after exposure, while detectable levels of viraemia and p24 antigenaemia
develop over the first 3--4 weeks of infection.
The pp65 antigenaemia
test, a well established diagnostic technique for HCMV, was also carried out on the patients.