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When do you need fungal culture?
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In brief: Depends
My opinion is a culture is almost always necessary to safely and accurately direct the career of a patient.
I like to know what I am treating so i tend to culture or do some other confirmatory test, even more so before i consider using a systemic medication. Sometimes a scraping and a look under the microscope with confirm I am dealing with a fungus.

In brief: Depends
My opinion is a culture is almost always necessary to safely and accurately direct the career of a patient.
I like to know what I am treating so i tend to culture or do some other confirmatory test, even more so before i consider using a systemic medication. Sometimes a scraping and a look under the microscope with confirm I am dealing with a fungus.
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