A method is described for the diagnosis and/or monitoring of active or previous infection by Mucor which consists in the identification of Mucorales-specific T cells in samples from biological fluids taken from the patient and put into contact with a Mucor antigen. These specific immune responses can be detected by the execution of immunoenzymatic assays (ELISPOT, Quantiferon) or of immunocytofluorimetric assays [Cytokine Secretion Assay (CSA), Intracellular Cytokine Staining (ICS)] in vitro. In greater detail, the method in question provides for checking for the presence of specific IFN-γ producing T cells, of specific IL-10 producing T cells and/or specific IL- 4 producing T cells.
"Metodo per la diagnosi e/o il monitoraggio della mucormicosi" - "Method for the diagnosis of and/or monitoring mucormycosis" / Luppi, Mario; Potenza, Leonardo; Barozzi, Patrizia; Vallerini, Daniela; Forghieri, Fabio. - .