Respiratory fungal infections: molecular diagnostic tests.

Journal Article (Review)

Fungal infection of the respiratory tract can take several forms, the most common of which is pneumonia. Fungal infection can occur in the immunocompetent typically as a result of inhalation of a large inoculum of fungal elements. However, the number of etiologic agents attacking immunocompetent individuals and causing significant infection is limited. Molecular assays are a potential additional and sensitive weapon that can be added to the diagnostic arsenal used by physicians to determine whether a fungus is definitively, probably, or possibly causing infection in a patient.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hazen, KC

Published Date

  • June 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 34 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 351 - 364

PubMed ID

  • 24856532

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1557-9832

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0272-2712

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.cll.2014.02.008

Language

  • eng