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The Effectiveness of (1,3)-β-D-Glucan Assay for Diagnosis of Invasive Fungal Infections in Patients with Burn Injury

Lee N, Kim D

BACKGROUND: Fungal infections are emerging as a major cause of healthcare-associated infection, and invasive fungal infections (IFI) are associated with high mortality in burn patients. The (1,3)-β-D-glucan (BG) assay has...
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Usefulness of Two-Step Algorithm with Earlier Growth Detection in Anaerobic Bottle and Time to Positivity to Predict Candida glabrata Fungemia

Byun JH, Lee DH, Kim S

BACKGROUND: Fast identification of Candida glabrata is important, because empirical antifungal therapy for fungemia with C. glabrata and non-C. glabrata varies. We proposed an algorithm for rapid presumptive diagnosis to...
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Trend of Prevalence and Antifungal Drug Resistance of Candida Species Isolated from Candidemia Patients at a Tertiary Care Hospital During Recent Two Decades

Kim D, Hwang GY, Yoo G, Kim J, Uh Y

BACKGROUND: Candidemia has increased with an increasing number of people in the high risk group and so has become more important. This study was conducted to investigate the isolation rate...
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Differentiation of Candida albicans and Candida dubliniensis using Latex Agglutination Test

Kim TH, Lee MK

BACKGROUND: Candida dubliniensis is phenotypically similar to Candida albicans that may be underdiagnosed in clinical laboratory. In 2010, C. dubliniensis was first recovered from blood of a candidemia patient in...
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Infected Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Concurrent with Endophthalmitis by Candida albicans: a Case Report

Kwon HH

Candida species cause various invasive fungal diseases, including candidemia, endocarditis, endophthalmitis, peritonitis, osteomyelitis and arthritis, but infected (mycotic) aortic aneurysms caused by Candida species are very rare. So, we report...
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Budding Yeast Cells in Peripheral Blood Smear: Clue to Candidemia

Cho SY, Chae H, Kim M, Lee DG, Kim HJ

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Effects of Candidemia Surveillance to Earlier Use of Antifungal Agents and Ophthalmologic Examinations

Ha NJ, Hyun M, Kim HA, Ryu SY

Candidemia is increasing cause of mortality, especially in intensive care unit patients. And Candida endophthalmitis, developed with or without symptoms, has poor outcome. Prompt use of antifungal agents and early...
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An unusual case of candidemia presenting as acute respiratory distress syndrome after a small bowel bezoar removal operation

Mun YS, Lee MS, Park JS, Lee JW, Jung SY, Yoon HJ, Han HY

We report a rare case of sepsis with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) caused by Candida parapsilosis and Candida famata after a small bowel bezoar operation. The patient was successfully...
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Epidemiology and Clinical Features of Post-Transplant Bloodstream Infection: An Analysis of 222 Consecutive Liver Transplant Recipients

Kim HK, Park YK, Wang HJ, Kim BW, Shin SY, Lim SK, Choi YH

BACKGROUND: Bloodstream infection (BSI) is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in liver transplant (LT) recipients. This study aimed to investigate the epidemiology and clinical features of post-transplant BSI...
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Risk Factors for Mortality in Patients with Candidemia and the Usefulness of a Candida Score

Moon IK, Lee EJ, Kang HC, Yu SN, Wee JW, Kim TH, Choo EJ, Jun MH, Park SY

  • KMID: 1927162
  • Korean J Med Mycol.
  • 2013 Sep;18(3):59-65.
BACKGROUND: Although effective antifungal agents for the treatment of candidemia have recently been introduced, the mortality rate attributed to candidemia remains high (19~49%). OBJECTIVE: This study aimed at evaluating the risk...
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Invasive Candida Infections in Extremely Preterm Infants

Kim CS, Lee SL

  • KMID: 2312950
  • Neonatal Med.
  • 2013 Aug;20(3):369-377.
Invasive Candida infections (ICI) have become the third most common cause of late-onset infection among extremely preterm infants in the neonatal intensive care unit. Candida colonization of the skin and...
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A Case of Candida glabrata Pneumonia in a Patient with Diabetes Mellitus

Lee DH, Kim WJ, An JH, Ju SM, Oh IJ, Kim KS, Kim YC

  • KMID: 2082467
  • Korean J Med.
  • 2013 Apr;84(4):577-580.
Despite the increasing frequency of non-albicans candidemia, reported pneumonia cases due to Candida glabrata are rare. A 50-year-old diabetic woman developed cough and pleuritic chest pain, which were refractory to...
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A Case of Delayed Onset Chest Wall Abscess after Candidemia

Yoo H, Chung CS, Jung SW, Moh IH, Song W, Lee J

Recently, the incidence of candida infection has increased. Candida species often show hematogenous spread to the kidney, brain, heart, and eyes. And delayed onset of hematogenous spread is relatively rare....
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The First Korean Case of Candidemia due to Candida dubliniensis

Yu N, Kim HR, Lee MK

Candidemia due to uncommon Candida spp. appears to be increasing in incidence. C. dubliniensis has been increasingly recovered from individuals not infected with HIV. Identification of C. dubliniensis can be...
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Clinical Features Associated with Blood Cultures According to the Use of Antimicrobial Agents Prior to Blood Collection

Kang H, Kim S

BACKGROUND: Previous antibiotic exposure may inhibit the growth of microorganisms in blood culture bottles. The authors investigated the frequency of previous antibiotic usage and analyzed the relationships among antibiotic usage,...
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Clinical Features and Outcomes of Renal Mycetoma Complicated by Candida Sepsis in Newborn Infants

Choi BG, Kim CS, Lee SL

PURPOSE: The kidney is a common site of end organ involvement in patients with candidemia. This study was undertaken to investigate clinical features and outcomes of renal mycetoma complicated by...
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Risk Factors and Prognosis for Persistent Candidemia without Catheter Colonization

Chae YT, Jeong SJ, Ku NS, Baek JH, Kim H, Kim SB, Yoon JH, Jin SJ, Han SH, Song YG, Kim JM, Choi JY

BACKGROUND: Candidemia is one of the most common causes of nosocomial bloodstream infection, and increases the morbidity and mortality rate of seriously ill patients. We evaluated the risk factors and...
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Multilocus Sequence Typing for Candida albicans Isolates from Candidemic Patients: Comparison with Southern Blot Hybridization and Pulsed-field Gel Electrophoresis Analysis

Myoung Y, Shin JH, Lee JS, Kim SH, Shin MG, Suh SP, Ryang DW

BACKGROUND: We evaluated the efficacy of multilocus sequence typing (MLST) for assessing the genetic relationship among Candida albicans isolates from patients with candidemia in a hospital setting. METHODS: A total of...
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High-dose caspofungin salvage in a very-low-birth-weight infant with refractory candidemia

Seo ES, Park GH, Kim SM, Jung HA, Kim BK

Candidiasis is one of the most common causes of late-onset infection among very-low-birth-weight infants (VLBW) in most neonatal intensive care units and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Standard...
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A Case of Psoas Abscess Caused by Candida glabrata

Kim M, Lee J, Chung CS, Jang JH, Ahn BM, Song W

Infections due to Candida species are becoming more frequent in several patient population and settings. The proportion of non-albicans Candida spp. causing candidemia has increased during the recent decades. Especially,...
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