Rapid screening of invasive fungal infections in the hospital setting using the (1,3)-β-D-glucan assay

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Cutis. 2020 Jul;106(1):33-34;36. doi: 10.12788/cutis.0051.


Disseminated candidiasis and other invasive fungal infections are a substantial cause of morbidity and mortality in immunocompromised and critically ill patients. Diagnosis of disseminated candidiasis via blood culture and skin biopsy can be unreliable and may delay treatment. (1,3)-β-D-glucan (BDG) assay is a rapid, cost-effective, noninvasive diagnostic screening tool for the dermatology hospitalist to consider.

PMID:32915933 | DOI:10.12788/cutis.0051

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