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Volume 24, Number 4—April 2018

Reemergence of Intravenous Drug Use as Risk Factor for Candidemia, Massachusetts, USA

Nongnooch Poowanawittayakom, Anamika Dutta, Shannon Stock, Sunkaru Touray, Richard T. Ellison, and Stuart M. LevitzComments to Author 
Author affiliations: University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA (N. Poowanawittayakom, S. Touray, R.T. Ellison III, S.M. Levitz); College of the Holy Cross, Worcester (A. Dutta, S. Stock)

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Table 3

Organ system involvement in patients with candidemia at a tertiary care hospital, Massachusetts, USA, 2010–2017*

Manifestation No. (%) patients
p value
IVDU, n = 24 Non-IVDU, n = 174
Endocarditis 4 (16.7) 5 (2.9) 0.014
Brain abscess 1 (4.2) 0 0.121
Septic emboli, lung 1 (4.2) 0 0.121
Retinitis 0 4 (2.3) 1.00
Osteomyelitis 2 (8.3) 0 0.014

*IVDU, intravenous drug use.

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