Real Time PCR (RT-PCR) and Galactomannan (GM) for the Diagnosis of Invasive Aspergillosis (IA) in Cancer Patients

ISSAM I. RAAD, MD, RAY Y. HACHEM, MD, MAHA R. BOKTOUR, MD, ROY F. CHEMALY, MD, THERESA C. DAUGHERTY, BA, HEND A. HANNA, MD;

Author address: 

University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston,

Abstract: 

Background: Few prospective comparisons of RT-PCR and GM have been performed. GM-ELISA (Platelia Aspergillus Bio-Rad, France) has been associated with low sensitivity and high false positive rate associated with some
2004

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Full conference title: 

42nd Annual Meeting Infectious Diseases Society of America
    • Infectious Diseases Society of America 42nd