Current status of fungal cell wall components in the immunodiagnostics of invasive fungal infections in humans: galactomannan, mannan and (1→3)-β-D-glucan antigens

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Early diagnosis of fungal infections and the implementation of appropriate treatment represent major issues for clinicians, nowadays. Histopathological demonstration of microorganisms in tissue specimens or growth of fungal agents in culture media is still considered the “gold standard”, but obtaining such specimens may be difficult. Several groups have… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10096-007-0373-6

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