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A prospective epidemiological survey of candidaemia in Sweden
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2004 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases, ISSN 0036-5548, Vol. 36, no 1, 52-55 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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A prospective epidemiological survey of candidaemia was performed in central Sweden from January 1998 to December 1999. In total, 191 episodes were reported with an overall rate of 0.32/1000 admissions. Candida albicans was identified in 128 cases (67%), followed by Candida glabrata in 30 (15.7%) and Candida parapsilosis in 14 (7.3%). Predisposing factors included surgery (31.4%), intensive care (18.8%), solid tumour or haematological malignancy (15.7%), and foetal immaturity (15.7%). Now-albicans Candida species were more prevalent among patients with haematological malignancies (56%), compared to surgical (30%) and ICU patients (19%). The crude mortality rate of candidaemia was 31%. The highest mortality rate was observed in patients with haematological malignancies (41.2%), age > 70 y (41%), surgery (38.5%) and infections with > 1 Candida species (40%) or C. glabrata (38%).

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2004. Vol. 36, no 1, 52-55 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-22039DOI: 10.1080/00365540310017447Local ID: 1091OAI: diva2:242341
Available from: 2009-10-07 Created: 2009-10-07 Last updated: 2011-01-12

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