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Candida on the Rise
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Published: 6 years ago

Candida on the Rise

A study published in the journal of Intensive Care Medicine states that candida infections occur within 8 days of being hospitalized. Of those, 35-75% of patients will die.
The dramatic rise of candida infections correlates with India's dramatic increase in the use of antibiotics -

It can be predicted that China will soon eclipse India's numbers as antibiotic use is already 10 times that of the United States -,8599,2103733,00.html

“This is the largest study of acquired candidemia in India, and the high rates of candida bloodstream infections in our ICUs amounts to an infectious disease emergency. Some hospitals have low rates, others very high rates, which could reflect the case mix of patients or the medical abuse of antibiotics and poor infection control. Awareness of fungal infections among clinicians and competence of the laboratory to diagnose candidemia may also play some part on this variation of incidence. Action is urgently required on a national level to speed up diagnosis and prevent infection, if the huge numbers of deaths are to be reduced.”

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