Epidemiology of candidemia in Swiss tertiary care hospitals: secular trends, 1991-2000.

  title={Epidemiology of candidemia in Swiss tertiary care hospitals: secular trends, 1991-2000.},
  author={Oscar Marchetti and Jacques Bille and Ursula Fl{\'u}ckiger and Philippe Eggimann and Christian Ruef and Jorge Garbino and Thierry Calandra and M. Glauser and Martin George T{\"a}uber and Didier Pittet},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  volume={38 3},
Candida species are among the most common bloodstream pathogens in the United States, where the emergence of azole-resistant Candida glabrata and Candida krusei are major concerns. Recent comprehensive longitudinal data from Europe are lacking. We conducted a nationwide survey of candidemia during 1991-2000 in 17 university and university-affiliated hospitals representing 79% of all tertiary care hospital beds in Switzerland. The number of transplantations and bloodstream infections increased… CONTINUE READING
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