Candida pneumonia: What we know and what we don't

Journal Article (Review;Journal)

The diagnosis of Candida pneumonia is a difficult one to make, and some experts often question whether the entity truly exists. This article assimilates the information currently available regarding Candida pulmonary infection to elucidate the presentation of the disease and the hosts in which it occurs. It also describes how to interpret the presence of Candida in respiratory secretions from both immunocompetent and immunocompromised patients. Finally, it describes how the diagnosis of Candida pneumonia can be made, which patients with suspected disease should be treated, and which antifungal agents should be used. Copyright © 2009 by Current Medicine Group LLC.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Barkauskas, CE; Perfect, JR

Published Date

  • March 1, 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 3 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 21 - 31

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1936-377X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1936-3761

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s12281-009-0004-z

Citation Source

  • Scopus