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Increase of fungal endocarditis in children

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Published in Infection. 2005, vol. 33, no. 4, p. 267-72
Abstract Infective endocarditis (IE) is a rare and feared infection that mainly occurs in patients with underlying cardiac disease or altered function of the immune system. Recent epidemiological data on both sepsis and nosocomial infections indicate a rise in gram-negative bacterial and fungal infection, particularly in patients requiring critical care support. This study sought to characterize the change in the spectrum of IE encountered in a single pediatric tertiary care center during the last 18 years, to evaluate emergence of fungal IE and to identify contributing factors.
Keywords AdolescentAnti-Bacterial Agents/therapeutic useCatheterization, Central Venous/adverse effectsChildChild, PreschoolCritical IllnessEndocarditis/epidemiologyFemaleHospitals, Pediatric/statistics & numerical dataHumansIncidenceInfantInfant, NewbornMaleMycoses/epidemiologyRetrospective StudiesRisk Factors
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PMID: 16091898
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Research groups Facteurs influençants le développement pulmonaire: étude translationnelle chez l'animal et l'homme (182)
L'hypertension pulmonaire (pédiatrie) (228)
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TISSIÈRES, Pierre et al. Increase of fungal endocarditis in children. In: Infection, 2005, vol. 33, n° 4, p. 267-72. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:46627

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