Candiduria as an early marker of disseminated infection in critically ill surgical patients: the role of fluconazole therapy.

@article{Nassoura1993CandiduriaAA,
  title={Candiduria as an early marker of disseminated infection in critically ill surgical patients: the role of fluconazole therapy.},
  author={Z E Nassoura and Rao R. Ivatury and Ronald J. Simon and Nicolas Jabbour and Werner Stahl},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={1993},
  volume={35 2},
  pages={290-4; discussion 294-5}
}
The significance of candiduria in critically ill patients remains unclear. It may represent harmless colonization or a potentially life-threatening infection. We analyzed 47 patients in the surgical intensive care unit (SICU) (trauma: 20, general surgery: 15, neurosurgery: 12) who had candiduria, defined by a colony count greater than 100,000/mL. Twenty… CONTINUE READING