Treatment of invasive fungal infections in cancer patients : updated recommendations of the Infectious Diseases Working Party (AGIHO) of the German Society of Hematology and Oncology (DGHO)

  • The Infectious Diseases Working Party (AGIHO) of the German Society of Hematology and Oncology (DGHO) here presents its updated recommendations for the treatment of documented fungal infections. Invasive fungal infections are a main cause of morbidity and mortality in cancer patients undergoing intensive chemotherapy regimens. In recent years, new antifungal agents have been licensed, and agents already approved have been studied in new indications. The choice of the most appropriate antifungal treatment depends on the fungal species suspected or identified, the patient’s risk factors (e.g., length and depth of neutropenia), and the expected side effects. This guideline reviews the clinical studies that served as a basis for the following recommendations. All recommendations including the levels of evidence are summarized in tables to give the reader rapid access to the information.

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Author:Sabine Mousset, Dieter Buchheidt, Werner Heinz, Markus Ruhnke, Oliver Andreas CornelyORCiDGND, Gerlinde Egerer, William Krüger, Hartmut Link, Silke Neumann, Helmut Ostermann, Jens Panse, Olaf Penack, Christina Rieger, Martin Schmidt-Hieber, Gerda Silling, Thomas Südhoff, Andrew J. Ullmann, Hans-Heinrich Wolf, Georg Maschmeyer, Angelika Böhme
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Parent Title (English):Annals of hematology
Place of publication:Berlin ; Heidelberg ; New York
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2013/09/12
Date of first Publication:2013/09/12
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2014/02/28
Tag:Antifungal agents; Aspergillosis; Hematologic malignancies; Invasive candidiasis; Mycoses
Volume:93 (2014)
Page Number:20
First Page:13
Last Page:32
Copyright © The Author(s) 2013 Open Access This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits any use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author(s) and the source are credited.
Institutes:Medizin / Medizin
Dewey Decimal Classification:6 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften / 61 Medizin und Gesundheit / 610 Medizin und Gesundheit
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung 3.0