Polymerase chain reaction in the diagnosis of invasive aspergillosis

Hizel K., Kokturk N., Kalkanci A., Ozturk C., Kustimur S., Tufan M.

MYCOSES, vol.47, no.7, pp.338-342, 2004 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1439-0507.2004.00944.x
  • Journal Name: MYCOSES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.338-342


In the present study, we present a patient with invasive pulmonary aspergillosis caused by Aspergillus fumigatus diagnosed by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technique on blood and bronchoalveolar lavage fluid samples of the patient. The value of PCR in the diagnosis of aspergillosis is discussed.