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J. Fungi 2016, 2(1), 5; doi:10.3390/jof2010005

Pediatric Invasive Candidiasis: Epidemiology and Diagnosis in Children

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Department of Pediatrics, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
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Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
Academic Editor: John R. Perfect
Received: 3 December 2015 / Revised: 4 January 2016 / Accepted: 5 January 2016 / Published: 8 January 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Yeasts Are Beasts)
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Abstract

Pediatric patients present with differing underlying conditions and cytotoxic therapeutic protocols, so the differing epidemiology of invasive candidiasis in children versus adults is not surprising. Understanding the Candida species epidemiology is critical, as we often begin empiric therapy or therapy before antifungal susceptibilities are known. Reports with newer molecular diagnostic assays for invasive candidiasis are rare and require more study to develop firm pediatric-specific guidance. Antifungal treatment of pediatric candidiasis is reviewed in the context of larger epidemiologic studies and the few trials completed to date. View Full-Text
Keywords: pediatric; Candida; candidiasis; antifungal; diagnosis pediatric; Candida; candidiasis; antifungal; diagnosis
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Steinbach, W.J. Pediatric Invasive Candidiasis: Epidemiology and Diagnosis in Children. J. Fungi 2016, 2, 5.

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