Diagnosis of pulmonary infection caused by Aspergillus: usefulness of respiratory cultures.

@article{Treger1985DiagnosisOP,
  title={Diagnosis of pulmonary infection caused by Aspergillus: usefulness of respiratory cultures.},
  author={T R Treger and Daniel W. Visscher and Marilyn S. Bartlett and James W. Smith},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={1985},
  volume={152 3},
  pages={572-6}
}
Aspergillus infection is often difficult to diagnose, and the usefulness of methods of culture for diagnosis has been questioned. We reviewed all respiratory cultures that yielded any species of Aspergillus and all surgical and autopsy materials suspected or diagnostic of infection with Aspergillus over a two-year period. Of 89 patients with one or more positive cultures of nonbiopsy respiratory tract specimens, eight had histologically proven disease (three had aspergillomas and five, invasive… CONTINUE READING

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