Fungal diagnosis: how do we do it and can we do better?

  title={Fungal diagnosis: how do we do it and can we do better?},
  author={John R Perfect},
  journal={Current medical research and opinion},
  volume={29 Suppl 4},
BACKGROUND Morbidity and mortality remain high for patients with invasive fungal infections (IFIs) despite an increasing number of antifungals and other treatments. Many studies indicate that delayed or inaccurate diagnosis and treatment are major causes of poor outcomes in patients with IFIs. OBJECTIVE The aim of the current paper is to provide a review of traditional and newer approaches to the diagnosis of IFIs, with a particular focus on invasive candidiasis (IC) and aspergillosis (IA… CONTINUE READING
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