Disseminated candidiasis and other invasive fungal infections are a substantial cause of morbidity and mortality in immunocompromised and critically ill patients. Diagnosis of disseminated candidiasis via blood culture and skin biopsy can be unreliable and may delay treatment. (1,3)-β-D-glucan (BDG) assay is a rapid, cost-effective, noninvasive diagnostic screening tool for the dermatology hospitalist to consider.
|Original language||English (US)|
|State||Published - Jul 2020|
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