Considering confounders of the galactomannan index: the role of piperacillin-tazobactam.

  title={Considering confounders of the galactomannan index: the role of piperacillin-tazobactam.},
  author={Samuel Travis King and Kayla R Stover},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  volume={58 5},
TO THE EDITOR—Fungal serologic markers are proving to be invaluable for the diagnosis of occult fungal infections. Fisher et al’s 6-year (2004–2010) analysis of galactomannan index (GMI) in hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) patients with invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA) is a welcome contribution to the literature [1]. Their development and use of a prospectively monitored database deserves praise. The correlation of magnitude of GMI positivity to respiratoryspecific and overall… CONTINUE READING