Role of ID Consultation in Candidemia
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"Candida bloodstream infections affect many patients across the U.S. Their mortality rate is approximately 25% to 35% according to surveillance data1,2. Candidemia is associated with immune suppression, hematologic malignancy, the presence of a central line, the use of parenteral nutrition, and exposure to broad spectrum antibiotics. The timing and appropriateness of antifungal therapy can improve outcomes. Further, patients should undergo investigations to identify the source of their infection and possible metastatic complications, such as endocarditis, endophthalmitis and invasive organ disease. The Infectious Disease Society of America has created evidence-based guidelines for the management of invasive candidiasis 3."
Am J Hosp Med 2019 Oct; 3(4):2019.018 DOI: https://doi.org/10.24150/ajhm/2019.018
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