Fungal diagnostics in pneumonia.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Fungal pneumonia is increasingly common, particularly in highly immunosuppressed patients, such as solid organ or hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients, and the diagnosis is evolving. Although standard techniques such as microscopy and culture remain the mainstays of diagnosis, relatively recent advances in serological and molecular testing are important additions to the field. This article reviews the laboratory tools used to diagnose fungal respiratory disease.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lease, ED; Alexander, BD

Published Date

  • December 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 32 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 663 - 672

PubMed ID

  • 22167394

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC4158698

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1098-9048

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1055/s-0031-1295714


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States