Fungal Infections

  • Author: William G. Powderly, MD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 7/24/18 (What's New)

Summary

  • Most successful strategy for prevention of primary or secondary candidiasis is effective ART
  • Routine primary prophylaxis is not recommended due to low attributable mortality, cost, and risk of drug resistance (Management Guidelines)[CDC OI]
    • Prophylaxis may be considered for patients with frequent symptomatic recurrences, usually oral fluconazole 100-400 mg/day[CDC OI]

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