Management of immunocompromised patients with evidence of an invasive mycosis

T. J. Walsh

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Abstract

Invasive fungal infections have emerged as major causes of morbidity and mortality in immunocompromised patients, particularly granulocytopenic and HIV-infected hosts. Diagnosis and treatment of these infections is determined by the type of fungus and the sites of infection. While Candida spp. and Aspergillus spp. are the most common causes of fungal infection in granulocytopenic patients, less common pathogens are emerging as new challenges. This article summarizes current approaches used in the National Cancer Institute's Pediatric Branch for management of invasive fungal infections.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1003-1026
Number of pages24
JournalHematology/Oncology Clinics of North America
Volume7
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes

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Mycoses
Immunocompromised Host
National Cancer Institute (U.S.)
Aspergillus
Candida
HIV
Pediatrics
Morbidity
Mortality
Infection
Invasive Fungal Infections
Therapeutics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology
  • Oncology

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Management of immunocompromised patients with evidence of an invasive mycosis. / Walsh, T. J.

In: Hematology/Oncology Clinics of North America, Vol. 7, No. 5, 1993, p. 1003-1026.

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