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Management of Fungal Infections Complicating Granulocytopenia

Implications for Patients With Radiation Injuries
  • Thomas J. Walsh
  • Philip A. Pizzo

Abstract

Invasive fungal infections are common complications reported with increasing frequency in granulocytopenic patients. These invasive mycoses cause substantial morbidity and mortality in patients receiving aggressive cytotoxic chemotherapy and ablative radiation therapy. The problem of invasive mycoses is further complicated by the appearance of new fungal pathogens and increasing reports of emerging resistance to established antifungal compounds. The two most common fungal groups infecting granulocytopenic patients are Candida species and Aspergillus species.

Keywords

Fungal Infection Candida Species Invasive Aspergillosis Invasive Mycosis Aspergillus Species 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas J. Walsh
    • 1
  • Philip A. Pizzo
    • 1
  1. 1.Section of Infectious DiseasesPediatric Branch, National Cancer InstituteBethesdaUSA

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