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Table 3 IPA classification according to revised 2008 EORTC/MSG criteria

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

Proven IPA Histopathological or cytopathological examination of lung tissue showing Aspergillus hyphae from needle aspiration or biopsy specimen with evidence of associated tissue damage, OR positive culture result for Aspergillus from a sample obtained by sterile procedure from the lung.
Probable IPA Host factors, AND clinical criteria, AND mycological criteria
Possible IPA Host factors AND clinical criteria
No IPA Other cases excluded from proven, probable and possible IPA groups