New diagnostic procedure for pulmonary aspergillosis

For people with a weakened immune system, invasive pulmonary aspergillosis, a fungal infection of the lungs, poses a great danger. Diagnosing the infection is often difficult and inaccurate, and the highly invasive procedures are uncomfortable for already weakened patients. In search of a new diagnostic procedure, the University Hospital of Tübingen has therefore joined forces with the University of Duisburg-Essen and the College of Life & Environmental Sciences at the University of Exeter to investigate a new antibody-guided imaging technique. The study of the procedure was carried out in the mouse model and is to be used to research a clinical approach. The study is currently published in the renowned journal Nature Communications.

UKT press release (German only)

Link to article (Pub Med)