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Critical Care

While any very ill patient with a serious fungal disease may require high dependency or critical care, the common fungal infections seen in critical care are:

>> Pneumocystis pneumonia

>> Candidaemia

>> Candida peritonitis post-operatively

>> Invasive aspergillosis (especially COPD, cirrhosis or liver failure, corticosteroid therapy and immunocompromised patients)

Several fungal infections can cause severe sepsis and ARDS, mimicking bacterial sepsis, including:

>>  Candidaemia

>>  Disseminated histoplasmosis

>>  Cryptococcal bloodstream infection 

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