Candidemia in patients with ventricular assist devices.

Shmuel Shoham, Rebecca Shaffer, Leslie Sweet, Richard Cooke, Nancy Donegan, Steven Boyce

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Abstract

During the period 1998-2004, candidemia developed in 7 of 117 ventricular assist device recipients at our hospital, and the associated mortality rate was 71%. Five cases of candidemia were due to Candida parapsilosis, and 2 were due to Candida albicans. Three of the 7 patients with ventricular assist device-associated Candida bloodstream infections were cured, and the device was retained in 2 of the 3 patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e9-12
JournalClinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
Volume44
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 15 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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