Fungal Infections in the Hospitalized Patient

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Fungal infections are becoming common inpatient diagnoses that require high clinical suspicion and specialized treatment of immune-compromised and immune-competent patients alike. This article provides a brief review of the epidemiology, species, and treatment of fungemia and funguria. Common endemic North American fungal diseases (histoplasmosis, blastomycosis, coccidiomycosis, and cryptococcosis) are discussed in detail, with a focus on management.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)313-327
Number of pages15
JournalHospital Medicine Clinics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1 2015


  • Blastomycosis
  • Candidemia
  • Candiduria
  • Coccidiomycosis
  • Cryptococcus
  • Fungemia
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Nosocomial infection


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