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Clinical Findings of Lionakis and Kontoyiannis That Favor an Invasive Saprophytic Mold Infection

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Infectious Diseases

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Lionakis and Kontoyiannis identified findings which can help determine if a patient with a saprophytic mold isolated in respiratory tract cultures has invasive mold disease or a simple contaminant. This can help identify those patients who require more aggressive diagnosis and treatment. The authors are from the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

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