Invasive candidiasis in the intensive care unit.

  title={Invasive candidiasis in the intensive care unit.},
  author={Sujatha Krishnan and Luis L Ostrosky-Zeichner},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  volume={34 3},
Invasive fungal disease by Candida spp. is on the rise in the modem era of prolonged patient survival by virtue of improved critical care measures, novel chemotherapy regimens, and increasing immunosuppression following organ transplants. Invasive candidiasis (IC) in the setting of an intensive care unit results in prolonged hospital stay and increased morbidity. Clinical suspicion plays a major role in the diagnosis of IC, as current laboratory methods are not very sensitive. Various serum… CONTINUE READING
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