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Current Tropical Medicine Reports

, Volume 4, Issue 3, pp 172–177 | Cite as

Fungemia Related to Parenteral Nutrition

  • Cecilia Quesada
  • Jorge Aceituno
  • Ronaldo Suárez
  • Celso Mazariegos
Nutrition (K Schlosser Montes, Section Editor)
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  1. Topical Collection on Nutrition

Abstract

Purpose of Review

Lipid emulsions in parenteral nutrition are commonly associated with fungal infections, and this assumption may cause parenteral nutrition administration to be discontinued in patients who are benefiting from it. Our purpose was to describe the multiple factors associated to fungemia in patients with parenteral nutrition and to describe the management of this condition. So, it is of utmost importance to review current information in order to be able to either recommend or suspend lipid emulsion in patients with infection risk.

Recent Findings

The theory that lipid emulsions in parenteral nutrition are associated with fungal infections is weak and other factors need to be considered when suggesting recommendations for the duration of parenteral nutrition or lipid emulsion administration.

Summary

We review current information about fungemia in parenteral nutrition. We review epidemiology, etiology, risk factors associated with fungemia, and topics of interest such as the relationship between lipids in parenteral nutrition and infection.

Keywords

Fungaemia Parenteral nutrition Lipids Candida Intensive care 

Notes

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of Interest

Cecilia Quesada, Jorge Aceituno, Ronaldo Suárez, and Celso Mazariegos each declare no potential conflicts of interest.

Human and Animal Rights and Informed Consent

This article does not contain any studies with human or animal subjects performed by any of the authors.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cecilia Quesada
    • 1
  • Jorge Aceituno
    • 2
  • Ronaldo Suárez
    • 2
  • Celso Mazariegos
    • 2
  1. 1.School of NutritionFrancisco Marroquin UniversityGuatemala CityGuatemala
  2. 2.Department of Internal MedicineHospital General San Juan de DiosGuatemala CityGuatemala

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