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Clin Infect Dis. 2009 Oct 1;49(7):1128-31. doi: 10.1086/605579.

Serum (1-->3) beta-D-glucan as a noninvasive adjunct marker for the diagnosis of Pneumocystis pneumonia in patients with AIDS.

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AIDS Clinical Center, International Medical Center of Japan, Tokyo, Japan.

Abstract

High serum (1-->3) beta-D-glucan levels are described in patients with Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP). We evaluated the diagnostic value of beta-D-glucan in 111 patients with AIDS who had PCP and confirmed its usefulness. However, it does not correlate with disease severity and is not suitable for monitoring response to treatment.

PMID:
19725788
DOI:
10.1086/605579
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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