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The Value of Computed Tomography-Guided Percutaneous Lung Biopsy for Diagnosis of Invasive Fungal Infection in Immunocompromised Patients

Cornelia Lass-Flörl, Gudrun Resch, David Nachbaur, Astrid Mayr, Günther Gastl, Jutta Auberger, Ralf Bialek and Martin C. Freund

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 45, issue 7, pages e101-e104
Published in print October 2007 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online October 2007 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1086/521245
The Value of Computed Tomography-Guided Percutaneous Lung Biopsy for Diagnosis of Invasive Fungal Infection in Immunocompromised Patients

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We assessed Calcofluor white staining, Aspergillus polymerase chain reaction, and a galactomannan enzyme immunoassay for diagnosis of fungal infection with use of computed tomography–guided percutaneous lung biopsy specimens obtained from 61 patients. The sensitivity and specificity of computerized tomography, Aspergillus polymerase chain reaction, and galactomannan enzyme immunoassay were 100% and 50%, 100% and 86%, and 88% and 94%, respectively.

Journal Article.  1921 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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