Nosocomial Candidiasis: Antifungal Stewardship and the Importance of Rapid Diagnosis.

@article{Pfaller2016NosocomialCA,
  title={Nosocomial Candidiasis: Antifungal Stewardship and the Importance of Rapid Diagnosis.},
  author={Michael A. Pfaller and M. S. A. Castanheira},
  journal={Medical mycology},
  year={2016},
  volume={54 1},
  pages={1-22}
}
Candidemia and other forms of candidiasis are associated with considerable excess mortality and costs. Despite the addition of several new antifungal agents with improved spectrum and potency, the frequency of Candida infection and associated mortality have not decreased in the past two decades. The lack of rapid and sensitive diagnostic tests has led to considerable overuse of antifungal agents resulting in increased costs, selection pressure for resistance, unnecessary drug toxicity, and… CONTINUE READING
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