Recommendations for the treatment of invasive fungal infection caused by filamentous fungi in the hematological patient [Recomendaciones para el tratamiento de las infecciones f́ngicas invasoras causadas por hongos filamentosos en pacientes hematológicos]
Barberan J.,Hospital Central de la Defensa Gomez Ulla |
Mensa J.,Hospital Clinic i Provincial |
Llamas J.C.V.,University of Oviedo |
Ramos I.J.,University of Valencia |
And 44 more authors.
Revista Espanola de Quimioterapia | Year: 2011
Antifungal treatment in the hematological patient has reached a high complexity with the advent of new antifungals and diagnostic tests, which have resulted in different therapeutic strategies. The use of the most appropriate treatment in each case is essential in infections with such a high mortality. The availability of recommendations as those here reported based on the best evidence and developed by a large panel of 48 specialists aimed to answer when is indicated to treat and which agents should be used, considering different aspects of the patient (risk of fungal infection, clinical manifestations, galactomanann test, chest CT scan and previous prophylaxis) may help clinicians to improve the results.