Galactomannan testing might be useful for early diagnosis of fusariosis

Maurizio Sanguinetti, Brunella Posteraro, Malgorzata Karolina Mikulska, Małgorzata Mikulska, Elisa Furfaro, Valerio Del Bono, Francesca Gualandi, Anna Maria Raiola, Maria Pia Molinari, Paola Gritti, Andrea Bacigalupo, Claudio Viscoli

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Galactomannan (GM) is used to diagnose aspergillosis. We present a case of a hematopoietic stem cell transplantation recipient with fusariosis who received early antifungal treatment based on GM positivity. Additionally, 3 Fusarium isolates tested positive for GM. Fusarium is another mold containing GM. GM might be useful for diagnosing fusariosis in high-risk patients.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)367-369
Number of pages3
JournalDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • Galactomannan


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