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The Serodiagnosis of Deep Staphylococcal and Candida Infections

  • Bertil Christensson
  • Ulf Ryding

Summary

Patients with complicated Staphylococcus aureus septicemia can be serologically differentiated from those with an uncomplicated course when using a combination of various serological assays. Serology has little value in chronic non-bacteriemic infections. Among patients with deep Staphylococcus epidermidis infections only those with endocarditis have been diagnosed serologically. In the diagnosis of deep Candida infections the detection of circulating antigens is superior to various Candida antibody tests.

Keywords

Septic Arthritis Candida Infection Joint Prosthetic Infection Teichoic Acid Muramic Acid 
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  • Bertil Christensson
  • Ulf Ryding

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