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Mortality associated with breakthrough candidemia among patients with and those without cancer

Krcmery, V.C.; Babela, R.

Clinical infectious diseases: an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America 35(7): 898; author reply 899

2002


ISSN/ISBN: 1058-4838
PMID: 12228832
DOI: 10.1086/341987
Accession: 003854656

This study was a retrospective review of all cases of breakthrough candidaemia (BC; mostly caused by Candida albicans and C. parapsilosis) that occurred during a national survey (1990-99) of the incidence of candidaemia in Slovakia: 62 cases occurred in patients with neoplasm and 47 in patients without neoplasm. Among the 62 patients with neoplasm and BC, overall mortality was ~33% and attributable mortality was ~22.5%; those without BC (control subjects), overall mortality was ~36% and attributable mortality was ~21%. Among patients with BC but without neoplasm, overall mortality was ~25.3%, and attributable mortality was ~18.2%.

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