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Nonmolecular Methods for the Diagnosis of Respiratory Fungal Infections.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  24856530     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Diagnosis of invasive fungal pneumonias by conventional culture methods is difficult to assess and often delayed. Nonmolecular fungal markers have emerged as an important adjunctive tool to support their diagnosis in combination with other clinical, radiologic, and microbiological criteria of invasive fungal diseases. Concerns about the sensitivity and specificity of some tests in different patient populations should lead to warnings about their widespread use. None can identify the emerging and particularly deadly fungal pathogens responsible for mucormycosis. The role of nonmolecular fungal markers should be better defined in combination with other microbiological and radiologic tools in preemptive antifungal strategies.
Authors:
Frédéric Lamoth; Barbara D Alexander
Publication Detail:
Type:  REVIEW     Date:  2014-4-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinics in laboratory medicine     Volume:  34     ISSN:  1557-9832     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Lab. Med.     Publication Date:  2014 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-5-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8100174     Medline TA:  Clin Lab Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  315-336     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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