Galactomannan testing might be useful for early diagnosis of fusariosis

Małgorzata Mikulska, Elisa Furfaro, Valerio Del Bono, Francesca Gualandi, Anna Maria Raiola, Maria Pia Molinari, Paola Gritti, Maurizio Sanguinetti, Brunella Posteraro, Andrea Bacigalupo, Claudio Viscoli

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Abstract

Galactomannan (GM) is used to diagnose aspergillosis. We present a case of a hematopoietic stem cell transplantation recipient with fusariosis who received early antifungal treatment based on GM positivity. Additionally, 3 . Fusarium isolates tested positive for GM. . Fusarium is another mold containing GM. GM might be useful for diagnosing fusariosis in high-risk patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)367-369
Number of pages3
JournalDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Volume72
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2012

Keywords

  • Beta-d-glucan
  • Diagnosis
  • Fusariosis
  • Fusarium
  • Galactomannan
  • Transplant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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