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Diagnosis of Pulmonary Aspergillosis

  • Dong-Na Su
  • Chen Qiu
  • Pu-Xuan Lu
  • Shi-Ping Wu
  • Wei-Dong Song
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Abstract

The basis for definite diagnosis of pulmonary aspergillosis is exposure to at least one risk factor, presenting one chief symptom or two associate symptoms plus one microbiological and/or histopathological evidence. The microbiological evidence should be based on exclusion of specimen contamination. The histopathological evidence is the golden standard for the diagnosis of pulmonary aspergillosis.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dong-Na Su
    • 1
  • Chen Qiu
    • 1
  • Pu-Xuan Lu
    • 2
  • Shi-Ping Wu
    • 1
  • Wei-Dong Song
    • 3
  1. 1.Second Clinical Medical College of Jinan UniversityShenzhenChina
  2. 2.Centre for Chronic Diseases Control of ShenzhenShenzhenChina
  3. 3.Shenzhen Hospital of Beijing UniversityShenzhenChina

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