Title: Early diagnosis and preemptive therapy of pulmonary mold infections in high-risk patients
Authors: Maertens, Johan ×
Huysmans, Griet
Theunissen, Koen #
Issue Date: Nov-2008
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Series Title: Clinical Infectious Diseases vol:10 issue:6 pages:459-465
Abstract: The management of pulmonary mold infections in at-risk patients is hampered by the difficulty in diagnosing these infections. Therefore, most practitioners rely on universal prophylaxis and on the early empirical use of antifungals, especially in neutropenic cancer patients and stem cell transplant recipients. However, a strategy of preemptive or diagnostic-driven antifungal therapy is being explored based on advances in imaging techniques and in fungal antigen detection methods. This article highlights the controversies surrounding the prevention and the early treatment of invasive mold infections in high-risk patients.
ISSN: 1058-4838
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Hematology Section (-)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

Files in This Item:

There are no files associated with this item.

Request a copy


All items in Lirias are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved.