Candida-associated diarrhea in hospitalized patients.
Ten hospitalized patients with severe diarrhea associated with intestinal Candida overgrowth are reported.
Candida-associated diarrhea is predominantly of the secretory type, characterized by frequent watery stools, usually without blood, mucus, tenesmus, or abdominal pain.
The patients were elderly, malnourished, and critically ill, or suffered from chronic debilitating illness.
Their hospital stays were prolonged, and the majority were being treated with multiple antibiotics or chemotherapeutic agents.
Mots-clés Pascal : Fungi Imperfecti, Fungi, Thallophyta, Infection, Candida, Hospitalisation, Diarrhée, Mycose, Appareil digestif pathologie, Diagnostic, Homme, Etude cas
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Fungi Imperfecti, Fungi, Thallophyta, Infection, Candida, Hospitalization, Diarrhea, Mycosis, Digestive diseases, Diagnosis, Human, Case study
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