Future Directions in Fungal Disease: The Many Faces of Invasive Fungal Infection: Candidemia: An Evolving Threat (Not Official IDWeek Programming - Supported by Astellas Pharma US, Inc. - See Affiliated Event Guide for More Information)
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Cedric W. Spak, MD, MPH
Division of Infectious Diseases
Baylor University Medical Center
North Texas Infectious Diseases Consultants
Learning Lounge Summary:
Invasive fungal infections have become a grave concern, complicating patient management. Timely and appropriate diagnosis and management of these infections remain a challenge. Understanding common patient factors associated with invasive fungal infections can help raise the index of suspicion and enable timely and appropriate diagnosis and management of these challenging infections. This presentation provides an update on the most commonly encountered invasive fungal infection— candidemia—with a focus on epidemiology, risk factors, and diagnosis. The presentation also reviews what is known about the clinical and economic impact of candidemia.
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