Last updated on February 2018

Aspergillus-specific IgG Assays for the Diagnosis of Chronic Pulmonary Aspergillosis (CPA)-Multicenter Study


Brief description of study

Aspergillus-specific IgG assays for the diagnosis of chronic pulmonary aspergillosis (CPA)

Detailed Study Description

chronic pulmonary aspergillosis (CPA) is one of the most refractory pulmonary infectious diseases, and the incidence is increased rapidly in recent years. Serum detection of Aspergillus-specific IgG is considered to be the most reliable method for diagnosing CPA, however, there is no formal report on the appropriate cut-off value for Aspergillus-specific IgG assay in Chinese patients. This study aimed to establish the datum.

Besides aspergillus-specific IgG, there are two other specific antibodies IgM and IgA. IgM is associated with the acute phase of an infection and IgA is associated with mucosal immunity. Their diagnostic values in CPA are still not clear. Meanwhile, whether detection of antibody levels in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) could be useful in diagnosis of CPA has not been investigated. In this study, the serum and BALF levels of IgG, IgM and IgA would be detected simultaneously by the commercial available kits.

The investigators will establish the cut-off values of three antibodies by proven CPA patients and negative controls. Then, the cut-off values will be assessed in participants who have a suspected CPA, and the sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative predict value of the antibodies assays will be compared with that of standard diagnostic methods.

After performing the above diagnostic tests, CPA could be diagnosed more accurately and rapidly, so that the antifungal therapy could be evaluated more correctly and timely.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03027089

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