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Persistence of a Positive (1,3)-β-d-Glucan Test after Clearance of Candidemia in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Recipients ▿

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


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)

Topics: Microbial Immunology
Publisher: American Society for Microbiology (ASM)
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