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Fungal Infections in Non-neutropenic Critically Ill children : One year study in an Egyptian Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

@inproceedings{Elbeleidy2012FungalII,
  title={Fungal Infections in Non-neutropenic Critically Ill children : One year study in an Egyptian Pediatric Intensive Care Unit},
  author={Dr. Ahmed Saad El-din El-beleidy and Nagwa Abdallah Ismail and Dr. Sohair Abdel Latif Eissa and Seham Awad El Sherbini and Nour El Din Abd E l Baky and Ahmed Anter Mansour},
  year={2012}
}
Background, Fungal infection is a serious problem in Pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) non-neutropenic patients, as risk factors are still poorly defined. The diagnosis remains difficult, and most of previous literatures concerned about fungal infections in neutropenic adults. Objectives, To determine different species, risk factors, underlying illness, diagnosis, treatment, and outcome of fungal infections in PICU patients. Methods, The study included 40 patients out of 197 PICU admissions… Expand
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