Trends in the prevalence of invasive fungal infections from an analysis of annual records of autopsy cases of Toho University.

@article{Shimodaira2012TrendsIT,
  title={Trends in the prevalence of invasive fungal infections from an analysis of annual records of autopsy cases of Toho University.},
  author={Kayoko Shimodaira and Yoichiro Okubo and Haruo Nakayama and Megumi Wakayama and Minoru Shinozaki and Takao Ishiwatari and Daisuke Sasai and Tetsuo Nemoto and Kei Takahashi and Toshiharu Ishii and Tsutomu T Saji and Kazutoshi Shibuya},
  journal={Mycoses},
  year={2012},
  volume={55 5},
  pages={435-43}
}
Clinical diagnosis of invasive fungal infections (IFIs) is sometimes difficult, and obtaining an accurate assessment of trends concerning the prevalence of IFIs is a challenge. The aim of this study was to determine trends in the prevalence of IFIs from an autopsy survey. The retrospective review of autopsy records stored in Toho University was performed on all documented cases with fungal infection from 1955 to 2006. A total of 411 cases of IFIs were detected among 10 297 autopsies. The… CONTINUE READING

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