Course: Opportunistic Fungi in the Immunocompromised Patient
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Detection of Fungal Infections
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Detection of Fungal Infections

The lack of reliable and rapid diagnostic procedures is a major obstacle in the successful management of fungal disease. Clinicians often have to rely on nonspecific signs and symptoms to guide antifungal therapy before laboratory findings become available. Standard microbiologic and histologic techniques remain important components of diagnosis, but both false-positive and false-negative results with standard tests remain a problem. Thus, new techniques have been developed to improve early detection (Table 6).

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