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The Role of Resistance in Candida Infections: Epidemiology and Treatment

  • J. D. Sobel
  • R. A. Akins
Part of the Infectious Disease book series (ID)

During the 1980s and 1990s there was a marked increase in the population of immunocompromised and severely ill individuals at risk of developing opportunistic fungal infections (1). In particular, the increased use of immunosuppressive agents particularly in organ transplant patients, chemotherapy and life-saving medical technology resulted in this increase of both superficial and serious invasive fungal infections (2–4).

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Candida Albicans Clin Infect Candida Species Antimicrob Agent Invasive Candidiasis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. D. Sobel
    • 1
  • R. A. Akins
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Infectious DiseasesHarper University HospitalDetroitUSA
  2. 2.Biochemistry & Molecular BiologyWayne State University, School of MedicineDetroitUSA

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