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J Clin Microbiol. 2001 Jul;39(7):2640-1.

Rapid diagnosis of Histoplasma capsulatum endocarditis using the AccuProbe on an excised valve.

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Department of Clinical Pathology, Section of Clinical Microbiology, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA.

Abstract

Histoplasma capsulatum is an infrequent but serious cause of endocarditis. The definitive diagnosis requires culture, which may require a long incubation. We demonstrated the ability of the Histoplasma capsulatum AccuProbe to accurately identify this organism when applied directly on an excised valve that contained abundant yeast forms consistent with H. capsulatum.

PMID:
11427583
PMCID:
PMC88199
DOI:
10.1128/JCM.39.7.2640-2641.2001
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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