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If fungemia is suspected, empiric antifungal treatment with amphotericin B also should be considered, intravenous fluconazole may be appropriate in selected patients.
The prompt and accurate detection of bacteremia and fungemia is one of the most important functions of clinical microbiology laboratories.
glabrata fungemia, we determined rates of in vitro resistance and cross-resistance to azoles and echinocandins, identified factors associated with resistance, and investigated the association between antifungal resistance and allcause mortality rates.
In blood cultures, typically 10 to 20 hours may be required to get a positive signal in cases of bacteremia or fungemia.
Although probiotic preparations are generally well tolerated, in rare cases sepsis due to Saccharomyces fungemia or Lactobacillus bacteremia has occurred after oral administration of the respective probiotic agent.
antifungal-drug costs associated with Candida albicans fungemia (6)
Data were retrieved in Excel format (Microsoft, Redmond, Wash) to enable database analysis, and included specimen login date, culture bottle type, species, and patient medical record number to facilitate data parsing by episode of fungemia or mycobacteremia.
The authors report a case of a 16-year-old with chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis who developed a fungemia with Candida tropicalis.
Paecilomyces lilacinus fungemia in an adult bone marrow transplant recipient.
In immunocompromised hosts, disseminated infections, fungemia and endocarditis are a major source of morbidity and mortality.
Yield is optimized by taking three to four blood cultures of adequate volume from different sites in the first 24 hours of bacteremia or fungemia.