Rev Esp Quimioter 2017; 30 (Suppl. 1): 22-25

Invasive candidiasis in the neutropenic patient


There are major differences in the epidemiology and prognosis of invasive candidiasis and candidemia in the neutropenic patient; however, a recent study performed in Spanish hospitals (Candipop) confirmed that mortality at 1 month is 30%, which is similar to that observed in the general population. Although Candida albicans is the most frequently isolated species, C. tropicalis, C. glabrata, and C. krusei are more prevalent than in non-neutropenic patients. The benefit of neutrophil transfusion is unclear, and catheter withdrawal must be tailored and based on confirmation of the diagnosis. Echinocandins are the first-line option for therapy and have a better safety profile than other agents.

Rev Esp Quimioter 2017; 30 (Suppl. 1): 22-25 [pdf]