Cross-reactivity in the Platelia™ Aspergillus enzyme immunoassay caused by blastomycosis

Jon Van Der Veer, Roshan J. Lewis, Amir M. Emtiazjoo, Stephen D. Allen, L. Joseph Wheat, Chadi A. Hage

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Abstract

It is well known that cross reactions with other fungal pathogens including Histoplasma capsulatum can occur with the use of the Platelia™ Aspergillus galactomannan assay. We report two patients with confirmed blastomycosis whose bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid tested positive for Aspergillus galactomannan despite no evidence of aspergillosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)396-398
Number of pages3
JournalMedical Mycology
Volume50
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2012

Keywords

  • Blastomycosis
  • Cross-reaction
  • Galactomannan

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)
  • Infectious Diseases

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