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Early Recognition of Invasive Candidiasis in the ICU

  • P.-E. Charles
  • R. Bruyere
  • F. Dalle
Part of the Annual Update in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine book series (AUICEM, volume 2012)

Abstract

Invasive candidiasis, mainly due to Candida albicans, is a life-threatening complication encountered in intensive care units (ICUs) [1, 2]. Candida spp. is regularly reported as the fourth most frequent microbial agent responsible for blood-borne infections in ICU-acquired sepsis [3, 4]. Moreover, cumulative evidence supports the fact that the incidence of invasive candidiasis is increasing. In addition, an epidemiological shift, namely the emergence of non-albicans species against which azoles are often less effective, has been reported over the past two decades [5].

Keywords

Invasive Candidiasis Fungal Colonization Invasive Fungal Disease Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Recipient Candida Colonization 
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  • P.-E. Charles
  • R. Bruyere
  • F. Dalle

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