Table 1

Breakdown of confirmatory diagnostic tests in patients with a diagnosis of confirmed/probable MCD; WB-Taqman group

PCR positivePCR negativeTotal
Total number of patients 98; PCR not sent in 3 (confirmed on blood culture (1) and CSF culture (2)).
*Serology sent on 4 PCR negative patients, confirming MCD in 3.
Blood culture and antigen negative46 (48%)9 (9%)*55
Blood culture positive; antigen negative26 (27%)026
Antigen positive; blood culture negative6 (6%)2 (2%)8
Antigen and blood culture positive6 (6%)06