Brazilian guidelines for the management of candidiasis - a joint meeting report of three medical societies: Sociedade Brasileira de Infectologia, Sociedade Paulista de Infectologia and Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical

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Colombo, Arnaldo Lopes [UNIFESP]
Guimarães, Thaís [UNIFESP]
Camargo, Luis Fernando Aranha [UNIFESP]
Richtmann, Rosana
Queiroz-Telles, Flávio de
Salles, Mauro José Costa
Cunha, Clóvis Arns da
Shikanai-Yasuda, Maria Aparecida
Moretti, Maria Luiza
Nucci, Marcio
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Candida infections account for 80% of all fungal infections in the hospital environment, including bloodstream, urinary tract and surgical site infections. Bloodstream infections are now a major challenge for tertiary hospitals worldwide due to their high prevalence and mortality rates. The incidence of candidemia in tertiary public hospitals in Brazil is approximately 2.5 cases per 1000 hospital admissions. Due to the importance of this infection, the authors provide a review of the diversity of the genus Candida and its clinical relevance, the therapeutic options and discuss the treatment of major infections caused by Candida. Each topography is discussed with regard to epidemiological, clinical and laboratory diagnostic and therapeutic recommendations based on levels of evidence.
Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases. Brazilian Society of Infectious Diseases, v. 17, n. 3, p. 283-312, 2013.