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Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica

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VILLANUEVA, Freddy et al. Characteristics of fungemia in a peruvian referral center: 5-year retrospective analysis. Rev. perú. med. exp. salud publica [online]. 2020, vol.37, n.2, pp.276-281. ISSN 1726-4634.

Retrospective descriptive study carried out to determine the characteristics of fungemia in 285 cancer patients hospitalized from 2012 to 2016 at the Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Neoplásicas (INEN). Demographic, clinical and microbiological information was evaluated. Fungemia by C. albicans predominated in patients with solid tumors and without neutropenia, while those caused by C. tropicalis predominated in patients with hematological neoplasia and neutropenia. C. tropicalis was the agent isolated in most cases (47.0%). Fungemia increased over time in patients without neutropenia. Fungemia caused by C. albicans increases with age in patients with solid tumors without neutropenia. It is concluded that fungemia are mainly caused by C. tropicalis in patients with hematological neoplasia with neutropenia and by C. albicans in patients with solid tumors without neutropenia. In addition, fungemia in patients without neutropenia increases over time; and those caused by C. albicans increase with age in patients with solid tumors without neutropenia.

Keywords : Epidemiology; Trends; Etiology; Invasive Mycoses; Candidemia; Cancer Care Facilities.

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