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Table 1 NASBA, PCR and colloidal gold results of clinical samples

From: Application and evaluation of nucleic acid sequence-based amplification, PCR and cryptococcal antigen test for diagnosis of cryptococcosis

EORTC/MSG NASBA PCR Colloidal gold Total
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Proven cases (n = 10) 10 0 7 3 10 0 10
Probable cases (n = 15) 13 2 9 6 15 0 15
Control group (n = 40) 2 38 8 32 7 33 40
Total 25 40 24 41 32 33 65
  1. EORTC/MSG, European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer/Invasive Fungal Infections Cooperative Group and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Mycoses Study Group