The significance of isolation of saprophytic molds from the lower respiratory tract in patients with cancer.

@article{Lionakis2004TheSO,
  title={The significance of isolation of saprophytic molds from the lower respiratory tract in patients with cancer.},
  author={Michail S. Lionakis and Dimitrios P Kontoyiannis},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2004},
  volume={100 1},
  pages={165-72}
}
BACKGROUND Invasive infections caused by molds other than Aspergillus, Fusarium, and Zygomycetes have been reported sporadically in patients with leukemia and allogeneic bone marrow transplantation (BMT). However, the significance of lower respiratory tract cultures that are positive for these saprophytic molds in an unselected population of patients with cancer remains unclear. METHODS The authors evaluated the significance of respiratory specimens positive for saprophytic molds in patients… CONTINUE READING
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