Rev Esp Quimioter 2011:24(3):117-122

Empirical antifungal treatment: a valid alternative for invasive fungal infection  

C. VALLEJO, J. BARBERÁN           


Empirical antifungal therapy refers to initiation of an antifungal agent at the first possible clinical evidence of fungal infection. It is frequently recommended in neutropenic highrisk hematological patients of invasive fungal infection in order to guarantee an early approach. An extensive review is made of therapeutic advances and scientific evidence in this setting. Specific recommendations for use and criteria for selection of antifungal agents are discussed.

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