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Laboratory methods for the diagnosis of invasive mycoses


Invasive mycoses are serious complications in oncohaematologic and surgical patients. Most of them are caused by Candida but other emergent fungi are changing the disease spectrum. Absence of specific symptoms complicates diagnosis. Recovery of fungi from blood and deep specimens remains an insensitive diagnosis, leading to delayed treatment and high mortality. Management of […]

Epidemiology of candidaemia and invasive candidiasis: A changing face


Invasive candidiasisis a leading cause of mortality. Candidaemia is the most common clinical presentation of invasive candidiasis but more that 30% of these infections do not yield positive blood cultures. Candida albicans remains the predominant aetiology, accounting for 50% of all cases. However, there has been an epidemiological shift in the last decades. […]