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Mycopathologia

, Volume 106, Issue 1, pp 1–3 | Cite as

Detection of Candida albicans in disseminated candidosis by immunofluorescence staining

  • Kari E. Reijula
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Abstract

An indirect immunofluorescence (IF) method using rabbit anti-Candida albicans was used to detect C. albicans in blood samples of 12 patients with systemic candidosis defined clinically, histologically and by blood cultures. Positive staining of C. albicans could be detected in all of the patients. The findings suggest that IF-method offers a more rapid method in the diagnosis of disseminated candidosis.

Key words

Candida albicans candidosis immunofluorescence 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kari E. Reijula
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Medical MicrobiologyUniversity of OuluOuluFinland
  2. 2.Oulu Regional Institute of Occupational HealthOuluFinland

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