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Project: AspICU - An international, multicentre epidemiologic study on Aspergillus species in intensive care unit patients with the objective to identify specific risk factors and the validation of a diagnostic algorithm to discriminate Aspergillus colonization

project duration
01-JAN-08 – 15-OCT-11
abstract
Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis is a fungal disease with high mortality. Because of difficulties in diagnosis the true incidence of t his disease is unknown. There are no validated diagnostic criteria for intensive care patients. Our reserach group retrospectively developed a diagnostic algorithm with high sensitivity and specificity. The objective is to prospectively validate this diagnostic algorithm.