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Can fungal infection in the lungs be diagnosed with a blood test?

family member has been diagnosed with leukemia, is hospitalized, has started chemo and is now told she has a fungal infection in her lungs. a nosocomial infection due to compromised immunity? can this be diagnosed through bloodwork? YYYY@YYYY
Fri, 23 Mar 2018
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I think it can't be diagnosed with a blood test. It can be suspected by clinical status and history of the disease and confirmed by sputum culture.

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Dr. Olgeta Xhufka
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