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Table 2 Agreement between anti-amoebic IgG antibody with E. histolytica -lectin antigen and E. histolytica -PCR among ALA* and unclassified patients (n=159)

From: Evaluation of antigen detection and polymerase chain reaction for diagnosis of amoebic liver abscess in patients on anti-amoebic treatment

  Disease status by IgG Total Kappa value P value
  ALA Unclassified    
Disease status by E. histolytica Ag ALA 20 2 22 0.020 0.447
Unclassified 116 21 137   
Total 136 23 159   
Disease status ALA 135 15 150 0.456 0.001
by PCR Unclassified 1 8 9   
Total   136 23 159   
  1. *Amoebic liver abscess