Cerebrospinal fluid (1,3)-β-d-glucan detection as an aid for diagnosis of iatrogenic fungal meningitis

Jennifer L. Lyons, Karen L. Roos, Kieren A. Marr, Henry Neumann, Julie B. Trivedi, Dorlan J. Kimbrough, Lisa Steiner, Kiran T. Thakur, Daniel M. Harrison, Sean X. Zhang

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Abstract

This case series highlights our experience with use of the Fungitell assay for quantifying (1,3)-β-D-glucan in cerebrospinal fluid during the current U.S. outbreak of fungal meningitis related to contaminated methylprednisolone acetate. This test may prove a useful adjunct in diagnosis and management of exposed patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1285-1287
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Volume51
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2013

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  • Microbiology (medical)

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    Lyons, J. L., Roos, K. L., Marr, K. A., Neumann, H., Trivedi, J. B., Kimbrough, D. J., Steiner, L., Thakur, K. T., Harrison, D. M., & Zhang, S. X. (2013). Cerebrospinal fluid (1,3)-β-d-glucan detection as an aid for diagnosis of iatrogenic fungal meningitis. Journal of clinical microbiology, 51(4), 1285-1287. https://doi.org/10.1128/JCM.00061-13