What’s new in the clinical and diagnostic management of invasive candidiasis in critically ill patients

@article{Len2014WhatsNI,
  title={What’s new in the clinical and diagnostic management of invasive candidiasis in critically ill patients},
  author={Crist{\'o}bal Le{\'o}n and Luis L Ostrosky-Zeichner and Mindy Schuster},
  journal={Intensive Care Medicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={40},
  pages={808-819}
}
Invasive candidiasis (IC) is a severe complication in the ICU setting. A high proportion of ICU patients become colonized with Candida species, but only 5–30 % develop IC. Progressive colonization and major abdominal surgery are well-known risk factors for Candida infection. IC is difficult to predict and early diagnosis remains a major challenge. In addition, microbiological documentation often occurs late in the course of infection. Delays in initiating appropriate treatment have been… CONTINUE READING

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