PREVALENCIA, FACTORES DE RIESGO Y MORTALIDAD DE LOS PACIENTES CON CANDIDEMIA ATENDIDOS EN EL HOSPITAL SAN JUAN DE DIOS DURANTE ENERO 2008 A DICIEMBRE 2010

Candidemia is one of most important systemicinfections in hospitalized patients and it is associated with a high risk of mortality. In San Juande Dios Hospital, the last data collected in thismatter, last from 1999. Because of this, a retrospective and descriptive study was made. It wasbased on medi...

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Main Authors: Zárate Elizondo, Vanessa, Villalobos Zúñiga, Manuel Antonio, Mora Brenes, Nury
Format: Artículo
Language: Español
Published: 2015
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Online Access: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/clinica/article/view/6502
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/14732
Summary: Candidemia is one of most important systemicinfections in hospitalized patients and it is associated with a high risk of mortality. In San Juande Dios Hospital, the last data collected in thismatter, last from 1999. Because of this, a retrospective and descriptive study was made. It wasbased on medical files information, from patientswith a positive blood culture, where Candida sp.was identified. The period of study was betweenJanuary 2008 and December 2010, a 3 yearsperiod.The most frequent species of Candida, the mainrisk factors for this kind of infection, the mortality associated with this disease and the treatmentadministered to the patients were the most im-portant issues assessed.