Decreasing Rates of Invasive Candidiasis in Pediatric Hospitals Across the United States.

Decreasing Rates of Invasive Candidiasis in Pediatric Hospitals Across the United States.

Clin Infect Dis. 2013 Oct 9;

Authors: Fisher BT, Ross RK, Localio AR, Prasad PA, Zaoutis TE

Abstract
Rates of invasive candidiasis (IC) in children between 2003 and 2011 were evaluated in a retrospective cross-sectional analysis. The rate of IC decreased 72% (p<0.0001) and in neonates specifically rate of IC decreased 91% (P<0.0001). Improving infection control efforts is hypothesized as a contributing factor for this decrease.

PMID: 24114736 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]