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Serum and urine Blastomyces antigen concentrations as markers of clinical remission in dogs treated for systemic blastomycosis.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of veterinary internal medicine / American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Publication Date
Volume
28
Issue
2
Pages
305–310
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/jvim.12306
PMID: 24495193
Source
Medline
Keywords
  • Canine
  • Monitoring
  • Systemic Fungal Infection

Abstract

Urine Blastomyces antigen testing has high sensitivity for active disease at the time of diagnosis and during treatment, and moderate sensitivity but high specificity for clinical relapse. Urine testing should be useful at the time of diagnosis, when treatment discontinuation is being considered, and anytime there is poor clinical response or suspicion of relapse.

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