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Table 1 Studies assessing sputum GM assay for various Aspergillus events

From: Sputum signatures for invasive pulmonary aspergillosis in patients with underlying respiratory diseases (SPARED): study protocol for a prospective diagnostic trial

Author Year Aspergillus events Underlying diseases Sputum type
Kimura [27] 2009 IPA HD spontaneous/induced
Fraile [32] 2012 IPAa not classifiedb not reported
Delfino [34] 2012 AC cystic fibrosis not reported
Baxter [29] 2013 AC cystic fibrosis spontaneous
Baxter [28] 2013 ABPA cystic fibrosis spontaneous
Chanzá [33] 2014 IPAa HD and NHD not reported
Dhillon [35] 2016 ABPA cystic fibrosis not reported
  1. Abbreviations, ABPA allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis, AC Aspergillus colonization, HD haematological disease, IPA invasive pulmonary aspergillosis, NHD non-haematological disease
  2. aEORTC/MSG diagnostic criteria were not used.
  3. bPatients recruited from Infectious, Pneumology, Oncology Services and Critical Care Unit, without specific underlying diseases classified.