The epidemiology of candidemia in two United States cities: results of a population-based active surveillance.

@article{Kao1999TheEO,
  title={The epidemiology of candidemia in two United States cities: results of a population-based active surveillance.},
  author={Annie S. Kao and Mary Eleanor Brandt and William Robert Pruitt and Laura A. Conn and Bradley A. Perkins and David S. Stephens and Wendy S Baughman and Arthur L. Reingold and Gretchen A Rothrock and Michael A. Pfaller and Robert W. Pinner and Rana A. Hajjeh},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={1999},
  volume={29 5},
  pages={1164-70}
}
We conducted prospective, active population-based surveillance for candidemia (defined as any Candida species isolated from blood) in Atlanta and San Francisco (total population, 5.34 million) during 1992-1993. The average annual incidence of candidemia at both sites was 8 per 100,000 population. The highest incidence (75 per 100,000) occurred among infants </=1 year old. In 19% of patients, candidemia developed prior to or on the day of admission. Underlying medical conditions included cancer… CONTINUE READING
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