Fungemia caused by Candida species and Torulopsis glabrata in the hospitalized patient: frequency, characteristics, and evaluation of factors influencing outcome.

@article{Komshian1989FungemiaCB,
  title={Fungemia caused by Candida species and Torulopsis glabrata in the hospitalized patient: frequency, characteristics, and evaluation of factors influencing outcome.},
  author={S V Komshian and A K Uwaydah and Jack D. Sobel and Lawrence R. Crane},
  journal={Reviews of infectious diseases},
  year={1989},
  volume={11 3},
  pages={379-90}
}
We reviewed 135 cases of candidemia occurring between 1983 and 1986 to examine oncologic and nononcologic populations and assess factors for survival. Candida albicans was the most common species (51%); Candida tropicalis occurred most frequently in leukemia patients (57%), whereas Candida parapsilosis and Torulopsis glabrata were associated with solid tumors and nononcologic diseases. Risk factors identified were: preceding surgery, antibiotics, cannulas, and steroids in solid tumor and… CONTINUE READING

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