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2016 | 6 | 4 | A175-178
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Invasive fungal infection in an acute myeloid leukaemia patient

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Invasive fungal infections (IFI) are one of the most severe complications of treatment in patients with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) that are diagnosed during the myelosuppression period following intensive chemotherapy. Due to a high mortality rate reaching up to 30–70%, IFI require an adequate prevention, and once an active infection is diagnosed – a rapid diagnosis and an effective antifungal therapy. Modern therapy models are based on expensive treatment regimens and are often associated with long-term hospitalization and the need for intensive supportive treatment.
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6
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A175-178
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  • Haematology Ward, Nicolaus Copernicus Specialist Hospital in Toruń, Poland
  • Haematology Ward, Nicolaus Copernicus Specialist Hospital in Toruń, Poland
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