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Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 1992 Feb;11(2):99-109.

Fungal infections in cancer patients: an international autopsy survey.

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M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030.

Abstract

In an attempt to estimate the frequency of fungal infections among cancer patients, a survey of autopsy examinations was conducted in multiple institutions in Europe, Japan and Canada. Fungal infections were identified most often in leukemic patients and transplant recipients (25% each). Fifty-eight percent of fungal infections were caused by Candida spp. and 30% by Aspergillus spp. There was considerable variability in the frequency of fungal infections in different countries. Nevertheless, this study clearly demonstrates that fungal infections represent a common complication in cancer patients, especially in patients with leukemia.

PMID:
1396746
DOI:
10.1007/bf01967060
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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