Table 2.

Titers of antibody to the HGE agent for 24 patients with culture-confirmed HGE at selected time intervals after onset of symptoms

Time intervalGMTMedian titerNo. of positive patients/ no. tested (%)
<7 days61<804/13 (30.7)
7–14 days6661,28014/17 (82.3)
15 days–1 mo9641,28021/22 (95.4)
2–5 mo59964020/21 (95.2)
6–10 mo35632011/13 (84.6)
11–14 mo130805/10 (50)