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Fungaemia

The Epidemiology of Fungaemia at the University Hospital of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica

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580–4
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Candida species are an important cause of fungaemia internationally. At the University Hospital of the West Indies, non-albicans Candida spp were found to be more commonly isolated than Candida albicans as a cause of fungaemia. Cryptococcus spp was also identified as a causative agent of infection. Systematic surveillance is necessary to detect emerging trends and guide empirical antifungal therapy.

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Objectives: To determine the epidemiology of fungaemia at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) as well as the incidence of fungaemia at the UHWI over a four-year period.

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e-Published: 20 Sep, 2013
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