Bloodstream infections are an improbable cause of positive serum (1,3)-β-D-Glucan in hematology patients

E. Furfaro, M. Mikulska, V. Del Bono, F. Guolo, P. Minetto, M. Gobbi, A. Ghiso, A. Bacigalupo, C. Viscoli

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Abstract

Ninety-one serum samples from 51 hematology patients with bacteremia infections were tested for (1,3)-β-D-glucan (BG). Eleven samples (15%) from 7 patients (14%) were positive for BG. Of these 7 patients with positive BG results, 4 (8%) had invasive aspergillosis and 3 (6%) had no invasive fungal disease. Bacteremia was an unlikely cause of the false-positive BG results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1357-1359
Number of pages3
JournalClinical and Vaccine Immunology
Volume21
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Immunology
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Microbiology (medical)

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