TABLEĀ 6

Accuracy of test combinations for chronic pulmonary aspergillosis (CPA) diagnosis in the absence of computed tomography of the thorax

TestnSensitivity %Specificity %PPV %NPV %
Serology2810094.850.0100#
Symptoms10192.967.512.999.5
Serology plus symptoms1892.998.272.299.6
Chest radiography fungal ball1328.696.730.896.3
Chest radiography cavitation5085.786.024.099.1
Chest radiography pleural thickening5071.485.220.098.3
Chest radiography cavitation or pleural thickening7310078.219.2100
Chest radiography cavitation plus symptoms3085.793.440.093.4
Chest radiography cavitation or pleural thickening plus symptoms4192.989.731.799.6
Serology plus chest radiography cavitation1785.798.270.699.3
Serology plus chest radiography cavitation plus symptoms1385.799.692.399.3
Serology plus chest radiography cavitation or pleural thickening plus symptoms1792.398.576.599.6

PPV: positive predictive value; NPV: negative predictive value. #: positive serology was a mandatory diagnostic criterion for CPA in this study.