Meta-analysis of the diagnostic accuracy of Lyme tests

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Meta-analysis of the diagnostic accuracy of Lyme tests

Post by X-member » Mon 27 Apr 2015 15:41

From the ECCMID-conference in Copenhagen, Denmark 25-28 April 2015.

Meta-analysis of the diagnostic accuracy of serology tests for Lyme borreliosis

http://eccmid.meetingexpert.net/ECCMID_ ... ogram.aspx

http://eccmid.meetingexpert.net/ECCMID_ ... chor122420

A quote:
Under laboratory circumstances, the serological tests for Lyme disease have a sensitivity of around 80% and a specificity of around 95%, or even up to 100%. For Lyme arthritis and acrodermatitis, the sensitivity was around 93%. However, in clinical studies in neuroborreliosis and unspecified Lyme borreliosis, the specificity of these tests decreased to 81% and 77% respectively. Overall, the results were very heterogeneous with sensitivity and specificity ranging from 0% to 100%. Ig-type was the most important source of heterogeneity, with tests using a combination of IgM and IgG being the most sensitive and least specific ones.

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Re: Meta-analysis of the diagnostic accuracy of Lyme tests

Post by X-member » Thu 30 Apr 2015 16:27

"Mariska MG Leeflang
Meta-analysis of the diagnostic accuracy of serology tests for Lyme borreliosis || Oral Presentation"

http://eccmidlive.org/resources/meta-an ... eliosis--2

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