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Question: Infant with birth weight 900g is receiving broad spectrum antibiotic therapy. He is clinically stable, no fever. Surveillance cultures are only positive for Candida in the urine. Your next step is:
observe for evolution of fever or other signs of sepsis
this is asymptomatic candidaria and requires no treatment
start empiric antifungal therapy
Question: 10 yr old patient was diagnosed with candidemia. What investigations are needed to assess for possible spread of Candida infection?
echocardiography to rule out endocarditis
ophthalmologic evaluation to exclude Candida endopthalmitis
MRI of the spine to rule out spine infection
culture of cerebrospinal fluid to assess for central nervous system infection
Question: Which of the following antifungal drugs is recommended treatment for urinary Candida infections?
Amphotericin B deoxycholate
Liposomal Amphotericin B (Ambisome)
Objectives met:1. Describe the epidemiology of invasive fungal infections.*
Objectives met:2. Discuss the use and limitations of the diagnostic tests for fungal infections.*
Objectives met:3. Employ the most effective treatment strategies for patients with invasive fungal infections.*
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