Candidemia Among Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients in Turkey Admitted to Intensive Care Units: A Retrospective Multicenter Study


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Arastehfar A., Unal N., Hosbul T., Ozarslan M. A. , Karakoyun A. S. , POLAT F., ...More

OPEN FORUM INFECTIOUS DISEASES, vol.9, no.4, 2022 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/ofid/ofac078
  • Title of Journal : OPEN FORUM INFECTIOUS DISEASES
  • Keywords: bacteremia, candidemia, COVID-19, fluconazole resistance, infection control, ERG11 GENE, COVID-19, INFECTIONS, STRAINS

Abstract

Critically ill patients with COVID-19 in the intensive care units (ICU) are at elevated risk for candidemia. Prolonged ICU and COVID-19 management are important contributing factors. Improved infection control and antibiotic stewardship practices to curb irrational antimicrobial utilization are needed.