Five-year evaluation of bloodstream yeast infections in a tertiary hospital: the predominance of non-C. albicans Candida species.

@article{Pereira2010FiveyearEO,
  title={Five-year evaluation of bloodstream yeast infections in a tertiary hospital: the predominance of non-C. albicans Candida species.},
  author={Graziella Hanna Pereira and Patr{\'i}cia Rady M{\"u}ller and Maria Walderez Szeszs and Anna Sara Shafferman Levin and M{\'a}rcia de Souza Carvalho Melhem},
  journal={Medical mycology},
  year={2010},
  volume={48 6},
  pages={839-42}
}
This is a retrospective observational study of clinical and epidemiologic data from bloodstream yeast infections over 5 years (2004-2008) in a tertiary-care hospital. During this period, there were 52 such infections, at a rate of 2.4 per 1,000 hospital admissions. Non-C. albicans Candida species and other genera were responsible for 82% of infections, with C. tropicalis and C. parapsilosis being the most common. In 2008 no C. albicans infections occurred. Several uncommon fungal pathogens were… CONTINUE READING
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