Quantification of 1,3-beta-D-glucan levels in children: preliminary data for diagnostic use of the beta-glucan assay in a pediatric setting.

Journal Article

1,3-Beta-D-Glucan serum levels have demonstrated good diagnostic sensitivity and specificity for the diagnosis of candidiasis in adult patients, but normal levels for children have not been established. We found higher 1,3-beta-D-glucan levels in children than those previously reported in adults.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Smith, PB; Benjamin, DK; Alexander, BD; Johnson, MD; Finkelman, MA; Steinbach, WJ

Published Date

  • July 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 14 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 924 - 925

PubMed ID

  • 17538119

Pubmed Central ID

  • 17538119

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1556-6811

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1128/CVI.00025-07


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States