Do all candidemic patients need an ophthalmic examination?

Academic Article

Abstract

  • Intraocular candidiasis is a potentially sight-threatening complication of candidemia. While the incidence of candidemia in North America has increased, the prevalence of intraocular candidiasis appears to be decreasing. In the USA and Europe, an ophthalmic examination is recommended for all candidemic patients to rule out intraocular involvement. However, improvements in management, clarification of the diagnosis, and trends in the epidemiology of intraocular candidiasis suggest that some candidemia patients might be safely managed without the recommended dilated ophthalmic examination. © 2013 International Society for Infectious Diseases.
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    Author List

  • Vinikoor MJ; Zoghby J; Cohen KL; Tucker JD
  • Volume

  • 17
  • Issue

  • 3