Why Candida Sepsis Should Matter to ICU Physicians.

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Why Candida Sepsis Should Matter to ICU Physicians.

Crit Care Clin. 2013 Oct;29(4):853-864

Authors: Skrobik Y, Laverdiere M

Abstract
The incidence of candidemia and invasive Candida infections has increased substantially over the last 2 decades. These infections are associated with risk factors that characterize intensive care unit patients. Candidemia and invasive Candida are highly morbid and associated with significantly increased mortality. Outcomes in the intensive care setting depend on physician awareness and rapid intervention. The epidemiology of the disease, its diagnostic challenges, and management strategies, including prophylactic, preemptive, and definitive therapeutic approaches, are presented herein.

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