Accession Number:

ADA614795

Title:

Clinical Utility of Fungal Screening Assays in Adults with Severe Burns

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

ARMY INST OF SURGICAL RESEARCH FORT SAM HOUSTON TX

Report Date:

2013-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

Fungal wound infections lead to significant morbidity and mortality in burn patients, Diagnosis continues to be made with culture and histopathology, leading to delays in diagnosis and treatment. Only one study has examined fungal screening assays in burn patients, but previous literature has shown that in patients with a high prevalence of fungal infection i.e. hermatopoetic stem cell transplant patiences HSTC, fungal screening assays can be of use in diagnosis.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE