Published in Blood Weekly, January 20th, 2005
"Invasive fungal infections (IFI) are common in allogeneic SCT recipients. We have reviewed our experience of IFI with special reference to candidemia in 685 adult patients transplanted in 1983-2002. The donor was a matched sibling in 505 patients and an unrelated donor in 180 patients," investigators in Finland report.
"A BM graft was used in 561 patients and a PB graft in 124 patients. Fluconazole prophylaxis was not used during the study period. Definite or probable IFI was observed in 60 patients (8.7%) with a dominance of Aspergillus infections (46 patients, incidence...
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