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Antigen and Antibody Detection in the Diagnosis of Acute Pulmonary Histoplasmosis

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Infectious Diseases

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Swartzentruber et al used tests for histoplasma antigen and antibody to diagnose patients with acute pulmonary histoplasmosis. These tests allow earlier initiation of specific antifungal therapy than culture. The authors are from the University of Louisville, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Lehigh Valley Hospital, the Virginia Department of Health, MiraVista Diagnostics and MiraBella Technologies.

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