Risk factors for mortality in children with Candidemia

Theoklis E. Zaoutis, Susan E. Coffin, Jaclyn H. Chu, Kateri Heydon, Huaqing Zhao, H. Mollie Greves, Thomas J. Walsh

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Abstract

We performed a retrospective cohort study of hospitalized children with positive blood cultures for Candida species. Independent risk factors for mortality by multivariable analysis were location in the pediatric intensive care unit at the time of infection (hazard ratio, 6.3; 95% confidence interval, 1.6-24.3) and the presence of an arterial catheter (hazard ratio, 2.4; 95% confidence interval, 1.1-5.8). Our findings help identify a group of pediatric patients that should be targeted for future interventions to prevent and treat candidemia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)736-739
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume24
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2005

Keywords

  • Candidemia
  • Fungal infections
  • Invasive candidiasis
  • Mortality
  • Pediatric

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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