Galactomannan is a polysaccharide, as the name suggests from mannose backbone with galactose side groups. It is produced by aspergillosis and has been used to detect severe infections in man, particularly the angioinvasive form.
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- ↑ Sulahian A, Touratier S, Ribaud P. False positive test for aspergillus antigenemia related to concomitant administration of piperacillin and tazobactam. The New England journal of medicine. 2003 Dec 11; 349(24):2366-7.(Link to article – subscription may be required.)
- ↑ Mikulska M, Furfaro E, Del Bono V, Raiola AM, Ratto S, Bacigalupo A, Viscoli C. Piperacillin/tazobactam (Tazocin™) seems to be no longer responsible for false-positive results of the galactomannan assay. The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy. 2012 Jul; 67(7):1746-8.(Link to article – subscription may be required.)
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