Abstract:Invasive candidiasis remains an important nosocomial infection that continues to present major diagnostic and therapeutic challenges to the clinician. Changes in the epidemiology of this disorder have occurred for many reasons, and included especially the extensive use of prophylactic antifungal agents, broad-spectrum antibacterial agents, and medical devices (eg, chronic indwelling intravascular catheters). The diagnosis of IC remains elusive in many patients, and there is a critical need for improved diagnos… Show more
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