Why MIC matters? Microbiologists vs. clinicians

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Title Why MIC matters? Microbiologists vs. clinicians
Creator Girmenia, Corrado
Fungal infections; Resistance; Sensitivity; Clinical cut-off; Epidemiological cut-off
Description Several mechanisms of resistance may interfere with the patients’ healing from a fungal infection. However, in premature children fungi are generally susceptible to antifungal agents, except in case of vertical transmission from the mother. In vitro sensitivity tests have been recently harmonized between American and European standards, after years of unhomogeneity: to date, the interpretation of epidemiological cut-off of wild-type population and clinical cut-off are common, and are often updated. Sensitivity tests are difficult to perform, but luckily new commercial tests approvedby FDA are available. Sometimes, knowing the intrinsic sensitivities and resistances of every fungal species and subspecies may be enough in the clinical practice, since few resistances are acquired.
Publisher SEEd
Contributor Il presente Congress Report è stato supportato da Astellas Pharma SpA
Date 2013-07-11
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article

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Identifier https://journals.edizioniseed.it/index.php/rhc/article/view/863
Source Reviews in Health Care; Vol 4, No 1S (2013); 39-43
Language eng
Relation https://journals.edizioniseed.it/index.php/rhc/article/view/863/956

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