Lack of Galactomannan Reactivity in Dematiaceous Molds Recovered From Cancer Patients With Phaeohyphomycosis

Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2010 Feb;66(2):200-3. doi: 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2009.09.015.

Abstract

We determined the in vitro galactomannan reactivity of isolates recovered from 17 patients with invasive phaeohyphomycosis, 4 of whom had positive galactomannan antigenemia. All isolates were nonreactive using the galactomannan immunoassay. Galactomannan antigenemia in patients with phaeohyphomycosis should raise the possibility of concomitant invasive aspergillosis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Child
  • Female
  • Fungi / chemistry*
  • Fungi / isolation & purification*
  • Humans
  • Immunoassay / methods
  • Male
  • Mannans / analysis*
  • Middle Aged
  • Mycoses / microbiology*
  • Neoplasms / complications*

Substances

  • Mannans
  • galactomannan