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Significance of Aspergillemia in Patients with Cancer: A 10-Year Study

Dimitrios P. Kontoyiannis, David Sumoza, Jeffrey Tarrand, Gerald P. Bodey, Raul Storey and Issam I. Raad

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 31, issue 1, pages 188-189
Published in print July 2000 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online July 2000 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1086/313918
Significance of Aspergillemia in Patients with Cancer: A 10-Year Study

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The significance of blood cultures positive for Aspergillus species for patients with cancer remains unclear. The significance of aspergillemia in 36 cancer patients over a 10-year period was evaluated. True aspergillemia was rare, occurred late in the course of aspergillosis, and was seen exclusively in patients with hematologic malignancies.

Journal Article.  1074 words.  Illustrated.

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

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