Utility of the serum galactomannan assay for the diagnosis of invasive aspergillosis in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia


Avcu G., Karapinar D. Y. , Akinci A. B. , Sivis Z. O. , Sahin A., Bal Z. , et al.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES, cilt.54, ss.8-12, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 54
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.ijid.2016.10.027
  • Dergi Adı: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.8-12

Özet

Objectives: Invasive aspergillosis (IA) is an important cause of mortality and morbidity in children with hematological malignancies. The monitoring of serum galactomannan (GM) antigen is considered useful in the diagnosis of IA. The aim of this study was to determine the utility of serum GM monitoring in the early diagnosis of IA and the role of positive antigenemia in the management of children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).