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Mycoserology and Molecular Diagnosis

Medical Mycology

Background and Basic Information

  1. Ruth Matthews MSc MD PhD FRCPath Professor of Infectious Diseases1,
  2. James P. Burnie DSc MD PhD FRCPath MRCP MSc Professor of Medical Microbiology and Chief Executive Officer2

Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688618.taw0132

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

How to Cite

Matthews, R. and Burnie, J. P. 2010. Mycoserology and Molecular Diagnosis. Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Manchester, Research & Development Director, NeuTec Pharma plc, Manchester, UK

  2. 2

    University of Manchester, NeuTec Pharma plc, Manchester, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

Abstract

  • 1
    Candidiasis
  • 2
    Aspergillosis
  • 3
    Cryptococcosis
  • 4
    Histoplasmosis
  • 5
    Blastomycosis
  • 6
    Coccidioidomycosis
  • 7
    Paracoccidioidomycosis

Keywords:

  • mycoserology and molecular diagnosis;
  • application of serology and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in systemic fungal infection diagnosis;
  • clinical diagnosis of invasive candidiasis-hampered by lack of specific features;
  • assessment of serodiagnostic tests for systemic fungal infections;
  • Cand-Tec latex agglutination assay;
  • key to understanding serodiagnosis of infection with Aspergillus spp;
  • allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis;
  • systemic mycosis, caused by dimorphic fungus Coccidioides immitis