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Clin Infect Dis. 2013 Oct;57(7):1001-4. doi: 10.1093/cid/cit393. Epub 2013 Jun 11.

The serum galactomannan index predicts mortality in hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients with invasive aspergillosis.

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Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

Abstract

We examined the relationship between serum and bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) galactomannan index (GMI) values and mortality in allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplant recipients with invasive pulmonary aspergillosis. Using a clinical sign and symptom-initiated approach, we found that the serum but not the BAL GMI level correlated with 42- and 180-day patient mortality.

KEYWORDS:

Aspergillus; aspergillosis; galactomannan; mortality; transplant

PMID:
23759343
PMCID:
PMC3765008
DOI:
10.1093/cid/cit393
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