Mycopathologia

, Volume 82, Issue 2, pp 105–109 | Cite as

Serological studies of a case of fatal craniofacial mucormycosis

  • Raphael Yankey
  • Andrew A. Abraham
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Abstract

Counter-immunoelectrophoresis and indirect immunofluorescence tests were used in a fatal case of craniofacial mucormycosis.

The indirect immunofluorescent test was rapid and more sensitive than counter-immunoelectrophoresis and provided estimation of serum antifungal antibodies (IgA, IgG and IgM).

The high serum IgA titer (comparable to IgM) found in this case of acute infection suggests a role of IgA antibodies which needs further investigation.

Keywords

High Serum Fatal Case Acute Infection Indirect Immunofluorescence Serological Study 

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© Dr W. Junk Publishers 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Raphael Yankey
    • 1
  • Andrew A. Abraham
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PathologyThe George Washington University Medical CenterWashington DCUSA

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