We report a case of Listeria monocytogenes bacteremia in a leukemic patient having a positive assay for aspergillus galactomannan (GM), although no evidence of aspergillosis was found. Supernatant obtained from L. monocytogenes strain suspension was reactive with GM-assay. L. monocytogenes produces a soluble antigen that is cross-reactive with Aspergillus GM.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2013|
- Listeria monocytogenes
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)
- Infectious Diseases