Pediatric Invasive Candidiasis: Epidemiology and Diagnosis in Children.

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Journal Article (Review)

Pediatric patients present with differing underlying conditions and cytotoxic therapeutic protocols, so the differing epidemiology of invasive candidiasis in children versus adults is not surprising. Understanding the Candida species epidemiology is critical, as we often begin empiric therapy or therapy before antifungal susceptibilities are known. Reports with newer molecular diagnostic assays for invasive candidiasis are rare and require more study to develop firm pediatric-specific guidance. Antifungal treatment of pediatric candidiasis is reviewed in the context of larger epidemiologic studies and the few trials completed to date.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Steinbach, WJ

Published Date

  • January 8, 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 2 / 1

PubMed ID

  • 29376923

Pubmed Central ID

  • 29376923

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2309-608X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3390/jof2010005

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • Switzerland