Advances in the non-culture based laboratory diagnosis of cryptococcus and the endemic molds

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Abstract

Given the widespread availability of nonculture based diagnostic techniques, the approach to diagnosis of Cryptococcus spp. and the endemic molds has become increasingly complex. These techniques include: histopathology, cytopathology, fungal serology, antigen detection, and molecular methods such as polymerase chain reaction (PCR). This paper reviews the approach to diagnosis of Cryptococcus spp. and the endemic molds focusing on non-culture based diagnostic techniques.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)215-220
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Fungal Infection Reports
Volume6
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2012

Keywords

  • Blastomycosis
  • Coccidioidomycosis
  • Cryptococcal meningitis
  • Cryptococcosis
  • Cryptococcus
  • Diagnosis
  • Endemic
  • Histoplasmosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases

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