Bacteremia and fungemia in the immunocompromised patient

  title={Bacteremia and fungemia in the immunocompromised patient},
  author={Timothy E Kiehn},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
Considerable changes have occurred during the 1980s in the clinical nature and diagnosis of bacteremia and fungemia in the immunocompromised patient. Cancer patients with prolonged neutropenia, many with indwelling catheters, and AIDS patients with both T-cell and B-cell deficiencies have changed the spectrum of organisms causing septicemia. There has been a shift to infection with gram-positive bacteria, including mycobacteria, and water-borne organisms, includingAcintobacter spp… CONTINUE READING