Serum galactomannan levels in the diagnosis of invasive aspergillosis


OKUTURLAR Y., ÖZKALEMKAŞ F. , ENER B. , Serin S. O. , KAZAK E. , Ozcelik T., ...More

KOREAN JOURNAL OF INTERNAL MEDICINE, vol.30, no.6, pp.899-905, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.3904/kjim.2015.30.6.899
  • Title of Journal : KOREAN JOURNAL OF INTERNAL MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.899-905
  • Keywords: Invasive aspergillosis, Galactomannan test, Cut-off value, Sensitivity and specificity, Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, LINKED-IMMUNOSORBENT-ASSAY, SURROGATE END-POINT, CIRCULATING GALACTOMANNAN, INFECTIONS, RECIPIENTS, INDEX, RISK

Abstract

Background/Aims: In this study, the sensitivity-specificity of galactomannan-enzyme immunoassay (GM-EIA) with a cut-off value of 0.5 for a single, two, or three consecutive positivity in the diagnosis of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA) in neutropenic patients with hematological malignancy was investigated.