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β-glucan antigenemia anticipates diagnosis of blood culture-negative intraabdominal candidiasis.

Authors
  • Tissot, Frederic
  • Lamoth, Frederic
  • Hauser, Philippe M
  • Orasch, Christina
  • Flückiger, Ursula
  • Siegemund, Martin
  • Zimmerli, Stefan
  • Calandra, Thierry
  • Bille, Jacques
  • Eggimann, Philippe
  • Marchetti, Oscar
Type
Published Article
Journal
American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
Publisher
American Thoracic Society
Publication Date
Nov 01, 2013
Volume
188
Issue
9
Pages
1100–1109
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1164/rccm.201211-2069OC
PMID: 23782027
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

BG antigenemia is superior to Candida score and colonization indexes and anticipates diagnosis of blood culture-negative IAC. This proof-of-concept observation in strictly selected high-risk surgical ICU patients deserves investigation of BG-driven preemptive therapy.

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