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A Guide to Serologic Testing for Select Fungi

Blastomyces dermatitidis
Histoplasma capsulatum
Coccidioides immitis/posadasii
Cryptococcus
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May 2014

Fungal infections are common in the United States, with high incidence of disease in endemic areas. Although most cases are subclinical and individuals are asymptomatic, infections in immunocompromised hosts can be serious, therefore accurate, timely diagnosis is essential. Dr. Theel discusses the clinical presentation and the methods used to diagnosis some of the more common fungal infections.

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