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Year : 1986  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 75-77

Identification Of Fungi In Broncho Pulmonary Disorders : Role Of Culture, Counter Immuno Electrophoresis (CIEP) And Skin Test



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A total of 104 patients with broncho pulmonary infections were screened for the presence of fungi in sputum specimens by using standard techniques. The common isolates were Candida (48%) and Aspergillus (24%), Culture results were correlated with antibody response to fungal antigens by Counter Immuno Electrophoresis (CIEP). Fifty seven per cent of culture positive patients were also positive by the skin test using Aspergillus antigens.


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