Cerebral spinal fluid from a patient affected by a brain abscess caused by Nocardia abscessus gave a positive result for (1-3)-β-d-glucan (BG) assay, in absence of any fungal infection. This study aimed to assess whether Nocardia spp. show cross-reactivity with BG assay. All Nocardia spp. analyzed provided positive reactions.

Cross-reactivity of Nocardia spp. in the fungal (1-3)-β-d-glucan assay performed on cerebral spinal fluid

KONCAN, RAFFAELLA;Favuzzi, Vincenza;LIGOZZI, Marco;SORRENTINO, Annarita;CORNAGLIA, Giuseppe;LO CASCIO, Giuliana
2015-01-01

Abstract

Cerebral spinal fluid from a patient affected by a brain abscess caused by Nocardia abscessus gave a positive result for (1-3)-β-d-glucan (BG) assay, in absence of any fungal infection. This study aimed to assess whether Nocardia spp. show cross-reactivity with BG assay. All Nocardia spp. analyzed provided positive reactions.
(1-3)-Beta-d-glucan, Cross-reactivity, Nocardia spp
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