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Urine Arabinitol Analysis for Diagnosis of Invasive Candidiasis in Neutropenic Children

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases

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Description:

Both D-arabinitol and L-arabinitol are found normally in serum and urine, while D-arabinitol is a metabolite found in Candida species. An increase in the amount of D-arabinitol relative to L-arabinitol can be found in pediatric oncology patients with invasive candidiasis. The elevation may occur in advance of positive cultures, allowing early and more targeted therapy.

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