The Positive Predictive Value of Lyme Elisa for the Diagnosis of Lyme Disease in Children.
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By using a Lyme enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), we demonstrated that high ELISA index values are strongly predictive of Lyme disease. In children with clinical presentations consistent with Lyme disease, ELISA index values ≥3.0 had a positive predictive value of 99.4% (95% confidence interval: 98.1-99.8%) for Lyme disease, making a supplemental Western immunoblot potentially unnecessary.
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
Predictive Value of Tests
Published Version (Please cite this version)10.1097/INF.0000000000000858
Publication InfoLipsett, SC; Pollock, NR; Branda, JA; Gordon, CD; Gordon, CR; Lantos, Paul; & Nigrovic, LE (2015). The Positive Predictive Value of Lyme Elisa for the Diagnosis of Lyme Disease in Children. Pediatr Infect Dis J, 34(11). pp. 1260-1262. 10.1097/INF.0000000000000858. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10161/13955.
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I am interested in the spatial epidemiology of infectious diseases. My research utilizes geographic information systems (GIS) and geostatistical analyses to understand the spatial and spatiotemporal distribution of diseases, and their relationship with environmental and demographic factors. I currently have active studies evaluating the spatial distribution of numerous domestic and international infectious diseases, as well as studies of neighborhood health disparities in obstetrical care and bi