Brazilian guidelines for the management of candidiasis - a joint meeting report of three medical societies: Sociedade Brasileira de Infectologia, Sociedade Paulista de Infectologia and Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical

Brazilian guidelines for the management of candidiasis - a joint meeting report of three medical societies: Sociedade Brasileira de Infectologia, Sociedade Paulista de Infectologia and Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical

Author Colombo, Arnaldo Lopes Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Guimarães, Thaís Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Camargo, Luis Fernando Aranha Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Richtmann, Rosana Google Scholar
Queiroz-Telles, Flávio de Google Scholar
Salles, Mauro José Costa Google Scholar
Cunha, Clóvis Arns da Google Scholar
Yasuda, Maria Aparecida Shikanai Google Scholar
Moretti, Maria Luiza Google Scholar
Nucci, Marcio Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Universidade de São Paulo (USP)
IIIInstituto de Infectologia Emilio Ribas
Pro-Matre-Santa Joana
Universidade Federal do Paraná Hospital de Clínicas
Santa Casa de Misericórdia de São Paulo
UFPR
Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP)
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Abstract Candida infections account for 80% of all fungal infections in the hospital environment, including bloodstream, urinary tract and surgical site infections. Bloodstream infections are now a major challenge for tertiary hospitals worldwide due to their high prevalence and mortality rates. The incidence of candidemia in tertiary public hospitals in Brazil is approximately 2.5 cases per 1000 hospital admissions. Due to the importance of this infection, the authors provide a review of the diversity of the genus Candida and its clinical relevance, the therapeutic options and discuss the treatment of major infections caused by Candida. Each topography is discussed with regard to epidemiological, clinical and laboratory diagnostic and therapeutic recommendations based on levels of evidence.
Keywords Candidiasis
Candidemia
Treatment
Antifungals
Language English
Date 2013-06-01
Published in Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases. Brazilian Society of Infectious Diseases, v. 17, n. 3, p. 283-312, 2013.
ISSN 1413-8670 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Brazilian Society of Infectious Diseases
Extent 283-312
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bjid.2013.02.001
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000320459200001
SciELO ID S1413-86702013000300001 (statistics in SciELO)
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/7764

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