Diagnostic Performance of 1→3-β-d-Glucan in Neonatal and Pediatric Patients with Candidemia

@inproceedings{Montagna2011DiagnosticPO,
  title={Diagnostic Performance of 1→3-β-d-Glucan in Neonatal and Pediatric Patients with Candidemia},
  author={Maria Teresa Montagna and Caterina Coretti and Grazia Lovero and Osvalda De Giglio and Osvaldo Montagna and Nicola Laforgia and Nicola Santoro and Giuseppina Caggiano},
  booktitle={International journal of molecular sciences},
  year={2011}
}
Fungal sepsis is one of the major problems in neonatal and pediatric care unit settings. The availability of new diagnostic techniques could allow medical practitioners to rapidly identify septic patients and to improve their outcome. The aim of this study was to evaluate the performance of the 1→3-β-d-glucan (BDG), individually and in comparison with the Candida mannan (CM) antigen, in ten preterm infants and five onco-haematological pediatric patients with Candida bloodstream infections… CONTINUE READING

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