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Mycoses

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Disease information

Mycosis refers to infections caused by fungi (eukaryotic organisms with one or more cells) that can affect different sites in the body. Superficial infections target skin and skin appendages such as nails and hair and cause itching, burning and scaling of the tissues. These are called dermatomycoses. Another type of infection, called invasive mycoses, usually affect people who are immunocompromised. The fungi enter the body through inhalation of spores or through contaminated food. The subsequent infection may remain limited to entry site or spread to other parts of the body. Such invasive infections are mostly caused by fungi belonging to the genera Aspergillus and Candida.

Diagnostic Guidelines

The diagnosis of dermatomycoses is based upon the clinical picture of the patient supported by direct pathogen detection. It’s important to differentiate the causative organism to initiate an appropriate treatment. For invasive mycoses, the strategy adopted is ‘early diagnosis and prompt treatment’ since these infections can be life-threatening. The diagnostic methods include imaging and culturing which are complemented by tests such as antigen detection for Aspergillus and antibody detection for Candida.

Mycoses products

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wdt_ID Method Parameter Substrate Species/ Antigen
591 EUROArray EUROArray Dermatomycosis
592 IFA antibodies against Candida albicans
IgA positive control
593 IFA antibodies against Candida albicans
IgG positive control
594 IFA antibodies against Candida albicans
IgM positive control
595 IFA Candida albicans
negative control
596 IFA Candida
albicans
fungal
smear
Candida
albicans
597 ELISA Aspergillus antigen antibody-coated
microplate wells
Aspergillus fumigatus extract
598
Method Parameter Substrate Species/ Antigen
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