Early mannan detection in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid reduces the incidence of invasive Candida infections in high-risk preterm infants

M.S. Sanguinetti, B. Posteraro, S. Boccia, E. De Feo, M. La Sorda, M. Tana, C. Tirone, C. Aurilia, V. Vendettuoli, G. Fadda, C. Romagnoli, G. Vento

Author address: 

Universití  Cattolica del S. Cuore, ROMA, Italy

Abstract: 

Objective. To investigate whether early detection of Candida mannan in bronchoalveolar fluid (BAL) reduces invasive fungal infection (IFI) and mortality among very low birth weight (VLBW) infants. Methods: We conducted an observational study of infants with birth weight of
2009

abstract No: 

P140

Full conference title: 

4th Trends in Medical Mycology
    • TIMM 4th (2012)