A tracheal aspirate from which parainfluenza 2 (PI-2) virus but not chlamydiae was isolated demonstrated positive immunofluorescence of elementary body- and reticulate body-like particles on direct examination with anti-chlamydia monoclonal antibodies (Syva Co.). In subsequent studies, we found this reagent to show specific staining of this strain of PI-2 as well as of 3 of 18 additional PI-2 strains that were evaluated.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Journal of Clinical Microbiology|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1989|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)