and Candida arthritis due to Candida zeylanoides.
due to Rhodotorula mucilaginosa in an immunocompetent, critically ill patient.
Approximately 60% of the patients came to the hospital with positive blood cultures on day 1, and fungemia
developed in the remaining patients after prolonged hospitalization.
In view of the increased resistance of the Candida species to antifungal agents currently used for the treatment of candidiasis, and the increasing appearance of fungemia
caused by albicans and non-albicans species, A.
Among these patients, 36 (15.8%) patients were excluded from the study due to fungemia
(n=2, 0.8%) and blood culture contamination (n=34, 15%) (Fig.1).
The sensitivity of blood culture to detect fungemia
ranges between 21 and 71% for Candida, but it is very low for the infection caused by Aspergillus spp.
The clinical significance of positive blood cultures in the 1990s: a prospective comprehensive evaluation of the microbiology, epidemiology, and outcome of bacteremia and fungemia
: incidence, risk factors, and mortality in a general hospital.
OpGen announced today that it completed a prospective clinical trial evaluating the impact of using rapid diagnostic testing for identification and treatment of bacteremia and fungemia
in hospital intensive care units in Colombia.
Although new technology has been developed for the identification of the microorganisms associated with bacteremia and fungemia
, the blood culture system remains the most reliable and practical method (2), as most of the hospitals and laboratories use blood culture systems.
In neonates, reports estimate a rate of 0.36 % of fungemia
secondary to Trichosporon , reaching a mortality rate as high as 80% .
Myers, "Nosocomial fungemia
in a large community teaching hospital," JAMA Internal Medicine, vol.