Evolution of fungemia in an Italian region

A. Prigitano, C. Cavanna, M. Passera, M. Gelmi, E. Sala, C. Ossi, A. Grancini, M. Calabrò, S. Bramati, M. Tejada, F. Lallitto, C. Farina, V. Rognoni, M.A. Fasano, B. Pini, L. Romanò, M. Cogliati, M.C. Esposto, A.M. Tortorano

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Background Fungemia represents a public health concern. Knowing aetiology and activity of the antifungals is critical for the management of bloodstream infections. Therefore, surveillance on local/international levels is desirable for a prompt administration of appropriate therapy. Methods Data on fungi responsible for fungemia and antifungal susceptibility profiles were collected from a laboratory-based surveillance over 2016–2017 in 12 hospitals located in Lombardia, Italy. The trend of this infection in twenty years was analysed. Results A total of 1024 episodes were evaluated. Rate of candiaemia progressively increased up to 1.46/1000 admissions. C.albicans was the most common species (52%), followed by C. parapsilosis (15%) and C glabrata (13%). As in the previous surveys the antifungal resistance is rare (echinocandins
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal de Mycologie Medicale
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Fungemia
  • Candidaemia
  • Candida
  • Antifungal resistance
  • Epidemiology


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