Occult Talaromyces marneffei Infection Unveiled by the Novel Mp1p Antigen Detection Assay.
Ly VT., Thanh NT., Thu NTM., Chan J., Day JN., Perfect J., Nga CN., Vinh Chau NV., Le T.
<i>Talaromyces marneffei</i> causes fatal invasive mycosis in Southeast Asia. Diagnosis by culture has limited sensitivity and can result in treatment delay. We describe the use of a novel Mp1p enzyme immunoassay (EIA) to identify blood culture-negative talaromycosis, subsequently confirmed by bone marrow cultures. This EIA has the potential to speed diagnosis, enabling early therapy initiation.