Pulmonary disease caused by Candida species.

  title={Pulmonary disease caused by Candida species.},
  author={Henry Masur and Paul Peter Rosen and Donald Armstrong},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  volume={63 6},
Candida species are often found in sputum specimens. Their role as a possible cause of pulmonary disease is a frequent consideration, particularly in patients receiving immunosuppressive or long-standing antimicrobial therapy. At Memorial Hospital and New York Hospital, 30 patients with histologic evidence of Candida pulmonary infection were identified over a two year period. These infections reached the lungs by hematogenous spread in 10 patients and by aspiration in 16 patients. Most the… CONTINUE READING