• Medicine
  • Published in Oncology 1992

Current approaches to the management of fungal infections in cancer patients: Part 1.

@article{Francis1992CurrentAT,
  title={Current approaches to the management of fungal infections in cancer patients: Part 1.},
  author={Paul Francis and Thomas Walsh},
  journal={Oncology},
  year={1992},
  volume={6 4},
  pages={
          81-92; discussion 97-100
        }
}
Fungal infections in the immunocompromised cancer patient may threaten survival and represent a major therapeutic challenge. Granulocytopenia, especially, increases the risk of infection with the two most common fungal species, Candida and Aspergillus. In cancer patients, mucocutaneous disruptions due to administration of chemotherapeutic agents and use of IV lines, Hickman catheters, and nasogastric tubes provide portals of entry for Candida species. Although cryptococcosis, histoplasmosis… CONTINUE READING