Flow cytometry to assess cerebrospinal fluid fungal burden in cryptococcal meningitisMore about Open Access at the Crick
Authors listJames E Scriven Lisa M Graham Charlotte Schutz Thomas J Scriba Robert Wilkinson David R Boulware Graeme Meintjes David G Lalloo Britta C Urban
Fungal burden in the cerebrospinal fluid is an important determinant of mortality in cryptococcal meningitis, but its use in aiding clinical decision making is hampered by the time involved to perform quantitative cultures. Here, we demonstrate the potential of flow cytometry as a novel and rapid technique to address this issue.
Journal Journal of Clinical Microbiology
Issue number 3