Candidemia

Etiology

  • Systemic candida infection

Risk Factors

  • Receiving TPN
  • Central lines
  • Immunocompromised due to illness, meds (chemotherapy, steroids, other immune-modulating agents), or both
  • Receiving broad spectrum antibiotics

Symptoms

  • Fevers
  • Chills
  • Sweats
  • Focal symptoms if seeds an organ (e.g. liver, eye, brain, lung)

Physical Exam Findings

  • Ill
  • Hemodynamic instability/sepsis