A one-year survey of candidemia in Belgium in 2002.

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A total of 211 episodes of bloodstream yeast infections in 207 patients, hospitalized in 28 Belgian hospitals participating in a National Surveillance Program, were evaluated. A total of 81% of the patients were more than 50 years of age. Candida albicans was the cause of infections in 55% of patients, 22% were due to C. glabrata and 13% to C. parapsilosis. The most common predisposing factors were antibacterial therapy (42%), residence in an intensive care unit (32.9%) and presence of an intravascular catheter (29.7%). Most patients had more than one predisposing factor. Fluconazole alone …

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