Plasma β-D-glucan levels before and after treatment. Values after treatment were measured at day 21 in survivors and at day 17 in non-survivors (median value). Values after treatment were significantly reduced in both groups by the Mann-Whitney U test. Values under the commercial cutoff value of 11 pg/mL were considered to be 1.1 pg/mL.
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