Nonmolecular methods for the diagnosis of respiratory fungal infections.

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serval:BIB_D8F16CCC967C
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Nonmolecular methods for the diagnosis of respiratory fungal infections.
Journal
Clinics in Laboratory Medicine
Author(s)
Lamoth F., Alexander B.D.
ISSN
1557-9832 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0272-2712
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2014
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
34
Number
2
Pages
315-336
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
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.
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