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Volume 9, Number 8—August 2003

Research

Candidemia in Finland, 1995–1999

Eira Poikonen*Comments to Author , Outi Lyytikäinen†, Veli-Jukka Anttila‡, and Petri Ruutu†
Author affiliations: *Peijas Hospital, Vantaa, Finland; †National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland; ‡Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland

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Table 3

Predisposing factors among 79 patients with nosocomial candidemia, Helsinki University Central Hospital, 1995–1999a

Predisposing factor No. (%)
Central venous catheter
64
(81)
Urinary catheter
33
(42)
Gastrointestinal surgeryb
22
(27)
Hematologic malignancy
20
(25)
Other surgerya
17
(21)
Solid malignancy
16
(20)
Diabetes
14
(18)
Newborn status
9
(11)
Organ transplantation
8
(10)
Severe trauma 2 (3)

aOne patient may have several predisposing factors.

bSurgery during the same hospital period as candidemia, or within 1 month before the first blood culture.

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