The mycoarray as an aid for the diagnosis of an imported case of histoplasmosis in an Italian traveler returning from Brazil

J Travel Med. 2013 Sep-Oct;20(5):336-9. doi: 10.1111/jtm.12060. Epub 2013 Aug 2.

Abstract

We describe an imported case of histoplasmosis, whose serological profile was established by means of a protein-based microarray platform, the recently described mycoarray. Because of its peculiarities, such a novel tool greatly facilitates the rapid and multiparametric assessment of patients' serological status and lends itself to be employed as an aid in the diagnosis of primary mycoses, especially in nonendemic countries.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Biopsy
  • Brazil
  • Bronchoalveolar Lavage
  • Bronchoscopy / methods
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Granuloma, Respiratory Tract* / diagnosis
  • Granuloma, Respiratory Tract* / microbiology
  • Histoplasma / isolation & purification*
  • Histoplasmosis* / diagnosis
  • Histoplasmosis* / physiopathology
  • Humans
  • Lung Diseases, Fungal* / diagnosis
  • Lung Diseases, Fungal* / microbiology
  • Lung Diseases, Fungal* / physiopathology
  • Male
  • Microarray Analysis / methods
  • Positron-Emission Tomography
  • Serologic Tests / methods
  • Travel*