A total of 37 serum samples from 27 cancer patients were tested by an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay-inhibition technique for the detection of Candida antigen. In 20 randomly chosen sera from patients without clinical evidence of candidiasis and in 10 sera from patients proven by autopsy not to have candidiasis, the inhibition ranged up to 17%; in contrast inhibition ranged from 22 to 56% in all seven patients proven by autopsy to have systemic candidiasis, indicating the presence of Candida antigen in the sera of these patients. This technique appears promising in diagnosing disseminated candidiasis in cancer patients.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of clinical microbiology|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1979|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)