Cross-recognition of aspergillus galactomannan caused by Listeria monocytogenes infection

Maria C. Petti, Grazia Prignano, Andrea Mengarelli, Antonio Spadea, Laura Cilli, Corrado Girmenia

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We report a case of Listeria monocytogenes bacteremia in a leukemic patient having a positive assay for aspergillus galactomannan (GM), although no evidence of aspergillosis was found. Supernatant obtained from L. monocytogenes strain suspension was reactive with GM-assay. L. monocytogenes produces a soluble antigen that is cross-reactive with Aspergillus GM.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)250-251
Number of pages2
JournalDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2013


  • Cross-reaction
  • Galactomannan
  • Listeria monocytogenes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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