THE DIAGNOSTIC VALUE OF THE GLACTOMANNAN AND (1,3)- BETA-D-GLUCAN IN DIAGNOSIS OF INVASIVE ASPERGILLOSIS


Oz H. T. H. , KOÇ A. N. , ATALAY M. A. , ESER B. , YILDIZ O. , Kaynar L.

NOBEL MEDICUS, vol.10, no.2, pp.44-49, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Title of Journal : NOBEL MEDICUS
  • Page Numbers: pp.44-49

Abstract

Objective: Invasive aspergillosis (IA) is associated with an unacceptably high mortality rate. Early diagnosis is critical to a favourable outcome, but it is difficult to achieve with conventional methods. For these reasons, a range of alternate diagnostic strategies have been investigated. It was aimed to evaluate the diagnostic potential of the galactomannan (GM), 1, 3 beta-D-glucan (BDG) for IA.