Cross-reactivity of Aspergillus galactomannan in an HIV-infected patient with histoplasmosis

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  • © 2012 International Society for Human and Animal Mycology Non-invasive assays are increasingly being used in patients with suspected fungal infections. Limitations to these tests include limited sensitivity, specificity, and cross reactivity with other fungal pathogens. Herein we report a case of disseminated histoplasmosis producing a false positive serum and bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) Aspergillus galactomannan assays. This test may have a role in the evaluation of patients with suspected histoplasmosis in settings where Histoplasma antigen testing is not widely available.
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  • Min Z; Baddley JW; Rodriguez JM; Moser SA; Patel M
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