Nosocomial Fungal Infections: Epidemiology, Infection Control, and Prevention

Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2011 Mar;25(1):201-25. doi: 10.1016/j.idc.2010.11.003.

Abstract

Fungal infections are an increasing cause of morbidity and mortality in hospitalized patients. This article reviews the current epidemiology of nosocomial fungal infections in adult patients, with an emphasis on invasive candidiasis and aspergillosis. Recently published recommendations and guidelines for the control and prevention of these nosocomial fungal infections are summarized.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Antifungal Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Aspergillosis / epidemiology
  • Aspergillosis / prevention & control
  • Candidiasis / epidemiology
  • Candidiasis / prevention & control
  • Cross Infection / epidemiology*
  • Cross Infection / prevention & control*
  • Humans
  • Mycoses / epidemiology*
  • Mycoses / prevention & control*
  • Prevalence
  • Risk Factors

Substances

  • Antifungal Agents