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Management of Invasive Candidiasis in the Critically Ill

  • J. Garnacho-Montero
  • A. Díaz-Martín
  • J. A. Márquez-Vácaro
Part of the Annual Update in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine book series (AUICEM, volume 2012)

Abstract

In the last few decades, fungi have become one of the most important and frequent opportunistic microorganisms involved in nosocomial infections in hospitalized patients. The most common organism implicated in fungal infections is the ubiquitous Candida, which is part of the human skin flora, mucosae, gastrointestinal tract, genital and urinary systems. Candidiasis encompasses diverse diseases that range from superficial infections of skin and mucosal membranes, to disseminated diseases with profound organ involvement. Deep-seated infections include candidemia, invasive candiadiasis, and peritonitis as well as other entities less frequently diagnosed in the critically ill patient [1].

Keywords

Antifungal Therapy Minimum Inhibitory Concentration Invasive Candidiasis Liposomal Amphotericin Candida Colonization 
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  • J. Garnacho-Montero
  • A. Díaz-Martín
  • J. A. Márquez-Vácaro

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