Invasive candidiasis and candidaemia in neonates and children: update on current guidelines.

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Invasive candidiasis and candidaemia in neonates and children: update on current guidelines.

Mycoses. 2014 Oct 28;

Authors: Tragiannidis A, Tsoulas C, Groll AH

Abstract
Invasive candidiasis (IC) and candidaemia are leading causes of infectious morbidity and mortality among immunocompromised paediatric patients and those admitted to intensive care units. Despite improvements in diagnosis, prevention and treatment, both mortality rates and the economic burden of disease still remain high. To address this issue, several international societies and organisations have proposed guidelines for the management of IC/candidaemia in both neonates and children. In this article, we review current recommendations of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the European Conference on Infection in Leukaemia, the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases and the German Speaking Mycological Society/Paul-Ehrlich Society for Chemotherapy for the management and prevention of IC/candidaemia in children and neonates.

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