Early diagnosis of candidemia in intensive care unit patients with sepsis: a prospective comparison of (1→3)-β-D-glucan assay, Candida score, and colonization index

Brunella Posteraro, Gennaro De Pascale, Mariano Alberto Pennisi, Giovanni Fadda, Maurizio Sanguinetti, Massimo Antonelli, Mario Tumbarello, Riccardo Torelli, Giuseppe Bello, Riccardo Maviglia

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Abstract

The culture-independent serum (1→3)-β-D-glucan (BG) detection test may allow early diagnosis of invasive fungal disease, but its clinical usefulness needs to be firmly established. A prospective single-center observational study was conducted to compare the diagnostic value of BG assay, Candida score (CS), and colonization index in intensive care unit (ICU) patients at risk for Candida sepsis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R249-R249
Number of pages10
JournalCritical Care
Volume15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Keywords

  • Candida

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