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BACKGROUND We evaluated the performance of a galactomannan (GM) assay in bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid compared to serum samples for the diagnosis of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA) in(More)
We developed and assessed the diagnostic value of a novel quantitative nested real-time (QNRT) PCR assay targeting the internal transcribed spacer region of ribosomal DNA (rDNA) in a guinea pig model(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS 1,3-beta-D glucan (BG) -- the antigen of fungal cell wall can be detected by a commercially available test for early detection of invasive fungal infections (IFI). The main(More)