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Clin Infect Dis. 2007 Oct 1;45(7):e101-4. Epub 2007 Aug 20.

The value of computed tomography-guided percutaneous lung biopsy for diagnosis of invasive fungal infection in immunocompromised patients.

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Department of Hygiene, Microbiology and Social Medicine, Innsbruck Medical University, University Hospital Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Tirol, Austria. cornelia.lass-floerl@i-med.ac.at

Abstract

We assessed Calcofluor white staining, Aspergillus polymerase chain reaction, and a galactomannan enzyme immunoassay for diagnosis of fungal infection with use of computed tomography-guided percutaneous lung biopsy specimens obtained from 61 patients. The sensitivity and specificity of computerized tomography, Aspergillus polymerase chain reaction, and galactomannan enzyme immunoassay were 100% and 50%, 100% and 86%, and 88% and 94%, respectively.

PMID:
17806041
DOI:
10.1086/521245
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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