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Role of Laboratory in Diagnosing Fungal Infections

Liz Mary Paul, V Ajay

Keywords : Fungal infections, Laboratory diagnosis, Potassium hydroxide mount

Citation Information : Paul LM, Ajay V. Role of Laboratory in Diagnosing Fungal Infections. Pediatr Inf Dis 2021; 3 (1):33-37.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10081-1294

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-03-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

The laboratory plays a crucial role in diagnosing fungal infections that are often underdiagnosed. Identifying invasive fungal infections in the immunocompromised population requires a high index of suspicion and choice of diagnostic methods is of utmost importance. This article aims to describe the various methods in a nutshell and hence explain how an integrated approach helps in accurate diagnosis which will benefit the patient. It also illustrates a few interesting case reports along with their laboratory findings.


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