Fungal organisms considered as simply colonizers or contaminants a decade ago are now significant pathogens in the immunocompromised patient. It is now recognized that the net state of immunosuppression is of paramount importance, influencing incidence and severity of infection and patient outcome. Progress in dealing with invasive fungal infection has been made, but emphasis must be placed on increasing awareness of the importance of these infections and the development of better methods of diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.
Course Number: V035B.043001
This CME Expires on July 1, 2003; no tests will be accepted after this date.
This course is accredited by
The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Center for Continuing Education