Occurrence of fungi in dialysis water and dialysate from eight haemodialysis units in central Italy.

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BACKGROUND Fungal contamination of dialysis fluids may be a serious problem in therapy, particularly due to the debilitated immune system of haemodialysis patients. AIM To investigate the occurrence, distribution, and diversity of fungi in dialysis water and dialysis solution of eight haemodialysis units in a region of central Italy. METHODS Samples… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jhin.2013.11.010

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