Fungal infections in nontransplant patients with hematologic malignancies.

  title={Fungal infections in nontransplant patients with hematologic malignancies.},
  author={Brahm H. Segal and Eric James Bow and Francisco Menichetti},
  journal={Infectious disease clinics of North America},
  volume={16 4},
  pages={935-64, vii}
Fungal infections are a major cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with hematologic malignancies. Candida and Aspergillus species are the most important opportunistic fungal pathogens in this patient population. Dimorphic fungi can cause serious infection in immunocompetent persons, but infection is more likely to be disseminated in patients with compromised cell-mediated immunity. Cryptococcus neoformans and Pneumosystis carinii typically cause infections in persons with severe T-cell… CONTINUE READING


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