Diagnosis of Invasive Fungal Infections in Hematology and Oncology—Guidelines from the Infectious Diseases Working Party in Haematology and Oncology of the German Society for Haematology and Oncology (AGIHO)

This guideline reviews the diagnosis of invasive fungal infections in patients with hematological malignancies. The guideline outlines diagnostic procedures including microscopy, mycological culture, antigen and antibody detection, molecular diagnostics, imaging procedures, endoscopic methods and organ biopsy. Diagnostic process is outlined for patients at risk for invasive fungal disease before, during or after granulocytopenia (<500 cells/ll) with or without fever.