Galactomannan

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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.[1]

False positives may occur with piperacillin-tazobactam (Tazocin®) containing galactomannan,[2] but recent formulations appear to have less of a problem.[3]

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