Emerging invasive zygomycosis in a tertiary care center: epidemiology and associated risk factors.

@article{Ambrosioni2010EmergingIZ,
  title={Emerging invasive zygomycosis in a tertiary care center: epidemiology and associated risk factors.},
  author={Juan C Ambrosioni and Kalthum Bouchuiguir-Wafa and Jorge Garbino},
  journal={International journal of infectious diseases : IJID : official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases},
  year={2010},
  volume={14 Suppl 3},
  pages={e100-3}
}
OBJECTIVES Invasive zygomycosis is a rare fungal opportunistic disease with a high morbidity and mortality rate, predominantly affecting immunosuppressed patients. Presented herein is our investigation of the epidemiological factors associated with an increasing incidence of the disease at the University of Geneva Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland, over the past five years. METHODS This was a retrospective study of the clinical charts and microbiology records of patients with a positive culture… CONTINUE READING
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