Prophylactic antifungal therapy in the intensive care unit.

  title={Prophylactic antifungal therapy in the intensive care unit.},
  author={John Rex and Jack D. Sobel},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  volume={32 8},
Antifungal prophylaxis is regularly used during treatment of patients with some cancers, as subgroups with high rates of invasive fungal infections are readily identified; for these patients, prophylaxis has been shown to be of value. High-risk liver transplant recipients also benefit from antifungal prophylaxis. Although the idea of extending this concept to the prevention of candidal infections in the larger population of critically ill patients who are seen in the intensive care unit (ICU… CONTINUE READING
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