Journal Article

Candiduria: A Randomized, Double-Blind Study of Treatment with Fluconazole and Placebo

J. D. Sobel, C. A. Kauffman, D. McKinsey, M. Zervos, J. A. Vazquez, A. W. Karchmer, J. Lee, C. Thomas, H. Panzer and W. E. Dismukes

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 30, issue 1, pages 19-24
Published in print January 2000 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online January 2000 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/313580
Candiduria: A Randomized, Double-Blind Study of Treatment with Fluconazole and Placebo

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Management of candiduria is limited by the lack of information about its natural history and lack of data from controlled studies on the efficacy of treating it with antimycotic agents. We compared fungal eradication rates among 316 consecutive candiduric (asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic) hospitalized patients treated with fluconazole (200 mg) or placebo daily for 14 days. In an intent-to-treat analysis, candiduria cleared by day 14 in 79 (50%) of 159 receiving fluconazole and 46 (29%) of 157 receiving placebo (P < .001), with higher eradication rates among patients completing 14 days of therapy (P < .0001), including 33 (52%) of 64 catheterized and 42 (78%) of 54 noncatheterized patients. Pretreatment serum creatinine levels were inversely related to candiduria eradication. Fluconazole initially produced high eradication rates, but cultures at 2 weeks revealed similar candiduria rates among treated and untreated patients. Oral fluconazole was safe and effective for short-term eradication of candiduria, especially following catheter removal. Long-term eradication rates were disappointing and not associated with clinical benefit.

Journal Article.  4278 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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