Lack of galactomannan reactivity in dematiaceous molds recovered from cancer patients with phaeohyphomycosis

Ronen Ben-Ami, P. Rocco LaSala, Russell E. Lewis, Dimitrios P. Kontoyiannis

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Abstract

We determined the in vitro galactomannan reactivity of isolates recovered from 17 patients with invasive phaeohyphomycosis, 4 of whom had positive galactomannan antigenemia. All isolates were nonreactive using the galactomannan immunoassay. Galactomannan antigenemia in patients with phaeohyphomycosis should raise the possibility of concomitant invasive aspergillosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)200-203
Number of pages4
JournalDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Volume66
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Dematiaceous mold
  • Galactomannan
  • Phaeohyphomycosis

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