Histoplasma polysaccharide antigen testing is used routinely to diagnose histoplasmosis. At least 3 antigen tests are commercially available. Controversy exists about the relative accuracy of these tests. We report 2 patients with AIDS and culture-confirmed Histoplasma capsulatum meningitis from whom discrepant Histoplasma polysaccharide antigen results were obtained from different laboratories and discuss the potential clinical implications of these results.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease|
|State||Published - Jan 2009|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)
- Infectious Diseases