Invasive candidiasis (IC) is a collective term that refers to a group of infectious syndromes caused by a variety of species of Candida, 6 of which cause most cases globally. Candidemia is probably the most commonly recognized syndrome associated with IC; however, Candida can cause invasive infection of any organ, especially visceral organs, vasculature, bones and joints, the eyes and central nervous system. Targeted prevention and empirical therapy are important interventions for patients at high risk for IC, and the current approach should be based on a combination of clinical risk factors and non-culture-based diagnostics, when available.
Keywords: Antifungals; Bloodstream infection; Candida; Fungal infection; Invasive candidiasis.
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