Persistence of a positive (1,3)-β-D-glucan test after clearance of candidemia in hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients

M. Mikulska, E. Furfaro, V. Del Bono, F. Gualandi, M. T. Van Lint, F. Miletich, A. Bacigalupo, C. Viscoli

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Abstract

In 6 hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) recipients with candidemia, the (1,3)-β-D-glucan (BG) test was positive a median of 2.5 days after a positive blood culture. Only in 1 patient did BG positivity precede positive blood cultures. BG concentrations decreased in patients with clinical response, but positive BG results persisted long after blood cultures became sterile (median, 48 days).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)518-519
Number of pages2
JournalClinical and Vaccine Immunology
Volume18
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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