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D. Freitas, J. Barbosa, Jr., C. Regatieri, L. Melo, Jr., T. Paiva, M. Benega, M. Ishida, R. Belfort, Jr.; Adenovirus Conjunctivitis Diagnosis Using RPS Adenodetector®. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2007;48(13):392.
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To evaluate the RPS Adenodetector®, a rapid immunochromatographic test, in the diagnosis of patients with clinical overt adenoviral conjunctivitis
Consecutive case series. Patients underwent conjunctiva scraping for RPS Adenodetector® test and culture to identify adenovirus
A total of 11 patients were studied, and 10 had unilateral disease. Five (45,5%) had symptoms for 2 days, 5 for three days, and 1 for 7 days. Adenovirus culture was positive in 8 patients (73%) and RPS Adenodetector® was positive in 9 (82%) patients. Eight patients had adenovirus identification by both methods. In one patient the RPS Adenodetector® was positive in contrast with a negative culture. All two patients revealing negative RPS Adenodetector® results also had negative cultures. The sensitivity was 100% and the specificity was 67%
The RPS Adenodetector® is a useful tool in rapid diagnosis of adenovirus conjunctivitis and may contribute in the spread control of this highly contagious disease
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