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Find a Physician:  Christine Litwin, MD

  Name:  Christine Litwin, MD  
  Clinical Title:  Medical Director Clinical Microbiology and Immunology  
  Faculty Title:  Professor  
  Medical Degree:  Washington University Medical School, St. Louis, MO - 1985  
  Internship:  University of Arizona - 1985  
  Residency:  University of Arizona - 1990  
  Fellowship:  Infectious Disease Research Fellowship, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hopstial, 1993  
  Clinical Interests:  Clinical Microbiology Clinical Immunology  
  Research:  Immunology of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infections and new diagnostic testing for TB including interferon gamma release assays and antibody testing for active disease. Development and evaluations of new diagnostic tests for syphilis, Bordetella and Parvovirus infections.  
  Language(s):  English  
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1120 15th Street
Augusta, GA 30912
Telephone: 706-721-2273

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Christine Litwin, MD
Specialty NameBoard Info
Clinical Pathology American Board of Pathlogy/Anatomic and Clinical Pathlogy

Recent Publications:Tebo, A. E., T.D. Jaskowski, A.R. Phansalkar, C.M. Litwin, D. W. Branch, and H.R. Hill. 2008. Diagnostic Performance of Phospholipid - specific Assays for the Evaluation of Antiphospholipid Syndrome. Amer. J. Clin. Path. 129:870-5.

Welch, R.J., B. L. Anderson and C.M. Litwin. 2008. Evaluation of a Rapid Immunochromatographic Strip Test to Detect Anti-K39 IgG Antibodies for the Diagnosis of Visceral Leishmaniasis. Clin. Vaccine Immunol. 15:1483-1484.

Welch, R.J., B.L. Anderson and C.M. Litwin. 2008. Evaluation of a New Commercial Enzyme Immunoassay for the Detection of IgM Antibodies to West Nile Virus Using a Ratio Method to Eliminate Nonspecific Reactivity. J. Clin. Lab. Analysis. 22:362-366.

Anderson, B.L., R.J. Welch and C.M. Litwin. 2008. An Assessment of the Ability of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Serology to Detect Active TB Disease. Clin. Vaccine Immunol. 15:1644-9.

Martins, T.B., R.J. Welch, H.R. Hill and C.M. Litwin. 2009. Comparison of a Multiplexed HSV Type-specific IgG Serology Assay to ELISA, Immunoblot and Western Blot. Clin. Vaccine Immunol. 16:55-60.

Welch, R.J., B.L. Anderson and C.M. Litwin. 2009. An Evaluation of Commercially Available Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent. Assays for the Determination of Antibodies to Rabies. J. Med. Microbiol. 58:806-810.

She, R.C., A. Wilson and C.M. Litwin. 2009. Evaluation of Helicobacter pylori IgG, IgA, and IgM Compared to Stool Antigen Testing. Clin. Vaccine Immunol. 16:1253-5.

Welch, R.J. and C.M. Litwin. 2010. Evaluation of Two Immunoblot Assays and a Western Blot Assay for the Detection of anti-Syphilis IgG Antibodies. Clin. Vaccine Immunol. 17:183-4.

Welch, R.J. and C.M. Litwin. 2010. A Comparison of Brucella IgG and IgM ELISA Assays with Agglutination Methodology. J. Clin. Lab. Analysis. 24:160-162.

She, R.C., A. Thurber, W. Hymas, J. Stevenson, J. Langer, C.M. Litwin and C.A. Petti. 2010. Limited Utility of Culture for Mycoplasma pneumoniae and Chlamydophila pneumoniae for the Diagnosis of Respiratory Tract Infections. J. Clin. Microbiol. 48:3380-3382.

Young, M., C.M. Litwin, B. Dong and J. Vinetz. 2011. Bartonella henselae Infection of Prosthetic Aortic Valve Associated with Colitis. Vector-Bone and Zoonotic Diseases. In Press.

Merrigan, S. D., R. J. Welch and C. M. Litwin. 2011. A Comparison of Western Immunoblots to ELISA for the Determination of Anti-Bordetella pertussis Antibodies. Feb 9. Clin. Vaccine Immunol. [Epub ahead of print]