Human Fungal Pathogen Identification

@inproceedings{Lion2017HumanFP,
  title={Human Fungal Pathogen Identification},
  author={Thomas Lion},
  booktitle={Methods in Molecular Biology},
  year={2017}
}
Diagnosing fungal infections is a challenge, particularly in the immunocompromised host. Signs and symptoms are nonspecifi c, colonization is diffi cult to distinguish from invasive disease, blood cultures are commonly negative, and patients are often unable to undergo invasive diagnostic procedures. Culture and microscopic examination remain the “gold standard” but are insensitive. Antigen assays such as the galactomannan and glucan detection systems are frequently used, yet these tests vary… CONTINUE READING
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