Blood test helps diagnosis fungal meningitis, study says

03/26/2013 | Medscape (free registration)

Research from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine found that using a test that measures b-D-glucan to detect fungal infection in the blood helped diagnose fungal meningitis. Researchers told the American Academy of Neurology conference that the test could be a useful adjunct tool for diagnosing and monitoring fungal meningitis linked to the outbreak in patients exposed to contaminated steroids.

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