Decreasing rates of invasive candidiasis in pediatric hospitals across the United States.

TitleDecreasing rates of invasive candidiasis in pediatric hospitals across the United States.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsFisher BT, Ross RK, A Localio R, Prasad PA, Zaoutis TE
JournalClin Infect Dis
Volume58
Issue1
Pagination74-7
Date Published2014 Jan
ISSN1537-6591
KeywordsAdolescent, Candidiasis, Invasive, Child, Child, Preschool, Cross-Sectional Studies, Female, Hospitals, Pediatric, Humans, Infant, Infant, Newborn, Infection Control, Male, Retrospective Studies, United States
Abstract

Rates of invasive candidiasis (IC) in children between 2003 and 2011 were evaluated in a retrospective cross-sectional analysis. The rate of IC decreased 72% (P < .001) overall and 91% in neonates (P < .001). Improving infection control efforts is thought to be a contributing factor for this decrease.

DOI10.1093/cid/cit679
Alternate JournalClin. Infect. Dis.
PubMed ID24114736