Journal Article

Candidemia in Patients with Ventricular Assist Devices

Shmuel Shoham, Rebecca Shaffer, Leslie Sweet, Richard Cooke, Nancy Donegan and Steven Boyce

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 44, issue 2, pages e9-e12
Published in print January 2007 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online January 2007 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1086/509640
Candidemia in Patients with Ventricular Assist Devices

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During the period 1998–2004, candidemia developed in 7 of 117 ventricular assist device recipients at our hospital, and the associated mortality rate was 71%. Five cases of candidemia were due to Candida parapsilosis, and 2 were due to Candida albicans. Three of the 7 patients with ventricular assist device-associated Candida bloodstream infections were cured, and the device was retained in 2 of the 3 patients.

Journal Article.  2170 words.  Illustrated.

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

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