Published in AIDS Weekly, May 10th, 2004
"Invasive fungal infection has become a major cause of morbidity and mortality in immunocompromised patients," scientists in Taiwan explained. "Rapid identification of pathogenic fungi to species level is critical for disease treatment.
In a study conducted by M.C. Hsu and colleagues at the Center for Disease Control in Taipei, a "real-time LightCycler assay aiming at rapid detection and species identification of pathogenic fungi from clinical isolates was developed.
"Template DNAs of different species were amplified and...
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