False-positive galactomannan platelia Aspergillus test results for patients receiving piperacillin-tazobactam

False-positive galactomannan platelia Aspergillus test results for patients receiving piperacillin-tazobactam

Author Viscoli, Claudio Google Scholar
Machetti, Marco Google Scholar
Cappellano, Paola Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Bucci, Barbara Google Scholar
Bruzzi, Paolo Google Scholar
Van Lint, Maria Teresa Google Scholar
Bacigalupo, Andrea Google Scholar
Institution Natl Inst Canc Res
Univ Genoa
Osped San Martino Genova
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract At the bone marrow transplantation center of the San Martino Hospital ( Genoa), we observed an increase in the rate of patients with positive Platelia Aspergillus (PA; Bio-Rad) test results, from 10% ( 38 of 386 patients) in the period from January 1999 through January 2003 to 36% ( 21 of 59 patients) in the period from February 2003 through May 2003. Positivity was significantly (P < .001) associated with the administration of piperacillin-tazobactam (PT) (17 [74%] of 23 patients who received PT had positive results vs. 4 [11%] of 36 who did not receive PT). Multivariate analysis found administration of PT (&chi;2 = 34.7; P < .001) and underlying disease (chi(2) = 21.14; P < .001) to be associated with PA positivity. of 15 PT batches tested, 12 had positive PA test results.
Language English
Date 2004-03-15
Published in Clinical Infectious Diseases. Chicago: Univ Chicago Press, v. 38, n. 6, p. 913-916, 2004.
ISSN 1058-4838 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Univ Chicago Press
Extent 913-916
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/382224
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Editorial
Web of Science ID WOS:000220042400031
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/27676

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