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The prevalence of invasive candidiasis in patients with extensive burns.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1292395     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A retrospective study of patients admitted to the Singapore General Hospital Burn Unit with > 30% total body surface area burns was performed to establish the prevalence of fungal colonisation and invasive fungal disease (IFD). Forty-eight percent of patients surviving at least ten days following thermal injury had fungi isolated. IFD was documented in ten patients. Risk factors associated with the development of IFD, clues to assist in diagnosing IFD, and therapeutic options for managing IFD are reviewed.
D M Allen; B S Ang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0304-4602     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Acad. Med. Singap.     Publication Date:  1992 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-03-29     Completed Date:  1993-03-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503289     Medline TA:  Ann Acad Med Singapore     Country:  SINGAPORE    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  656-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Medical Unit III, Singapore General Hospital.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Burns / epidemiology,  microbiology*
Candida / growth & development
Candidiasis* / epidemiology
Child, Preschool
Middle Aged
Retrospective Studies
Risk Factors
Singapore / epidemiology

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