Mycobacterial and Fungal Diagnostics

Matthew J. Binnicker, Glenn D. Roberts and Nancy L. Wengenack

in Mayo Clinic Infectious Diseases Board Review

Published on behalf of © Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780199827626
Published online June 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199929641 | DOI:

Series: Mayo Clinic Scientific Press

Mycobacterial and Fungal Diagnostics

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This chapter reviews diagnostic methods and tests for identifying mycobacterial and fungal organisms. Diagnostic methods include direct examination, staining, culture, molecular identification, DNA sequencing, chromatography, polymerase chain reaction, and immunodiagnostics. Organisms reviewed include Mycobacterium tuberculosis, M kansasii, M marinum, M leprae, M avium, and other mycobacteria; Aspergillus spp; Histoplasma spp; Coccidioides spp; Blastomyces spp; Candida spp; Fusarium spp; Trichophyton spp; and other fungi.

Chapter.  4700 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases

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