Clinical Microbiology and DiagnosisThe suggestion is that this research will enable us to diagnose invasive aspergillosis by testing the breath of the patient. This would be a useful tool (if reliable and accurate) as diagnosis of IA is currently slow and difficult, and even more importantly all delay in the diagnosis of invasive aspergillosis has the effect of increasing mortality rates. The sooner we are able to start treatment the better!
An Aspergillus fumigatus (AF)-Speciﬁc Breath Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Proﬁle is Diagnostic of Invasive Aspergillosis (IA)
Sophia Koo, MD; Brigham & Women’s Hosp., Boston, MA
Poster Session 023, Presentation M-219