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Infection. 2014 Apr;42(2):263-79. doi: 10.1007/s15010-013-0558-0. Epub 2013 Nov 25.

An Italian consensus for invasive candidiasis management (ITALIC).

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Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Scientific Direction, IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo Foundation, P.le Golgi 2, 27100, Pavia, Italy, l.scudeller@smatteo.pv.it.

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  • Infection. 2014. doi: 10.1007/s15010-013-0577-x.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

Invasive candidiasis (IC) has primarily been studied in intensive care unit (ICU) patients, although, in reality, a vast majority of these infections occur outside of the ICU. The recent publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) guidelines also deal with the non-ICU population, but many uncertainties remain on the management of IC, particularly in non-critically ill patients.

METHODS:

The Italian Society of Antimicrobial Therapy, Società Italiana di Terapia Antimicrobica (SITA), produced practical, hospital-wide recommendations on the management of Candida infection in non-immunocompromised patients in the hospital ward.

RESULTS AND DISCUSSION:

Our focus is on patient stratification in terms of risk factors for IC and of clinical severity, emphasising a high index of suspicion to ensure early diagnosis, early treatment and de-escalation when a patient is clinically stable, in order to optimise resource allocation.

PMID:
24272916
DOI:
10.1007/s15010-013-0558-0
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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