# Opportunistic Fungi in Cancer and Hematopoietic Stem-Cell Transplant Patients: Diagnosis and Management Strategies
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Welcome to the Web version of the CME course entitled "Opportunistic Fungi in Cancer and Hematopoietic Stem-Cell Transplant Patients: Diagnosis and Management Strategies".

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Table of Contents

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   Hematopoietic Stem-Cell Transplantation – Patients and Procedures
      The Patient – Factors Relevant to Fungal Infections
      The Procedure – Factors Relevant to Fungal Infections

The Immune Defect
Invasive Fungal Infections
   Risk Factors for Fungal Infections
   When to Think of Fungal Infections

   Clinical Evaluation: History
   Clinical Evaluation: Physical Examination
      Invasive Aspergillosis
      Hepatosplenic Candidiasis
   Histologic and Microscopic Examination
   Culture of Fungal Pathogens
   Testing for Fungal Antigens and DNA

Therapeutic Strategies: Prevention of Fungal Infections
   Environmental Issues
   Choice of Antifungal Agent
   Resistance Concerns
   Enhancing Host Defenses

Therapeutic Strategies: Empirical Antifungal Therapy
   Empirical Therapy
      When and If to Initiate Empirical Therapy
      Choice of Antifungal Agent
   Preemptive Antifungal Therapy

Therapeutic Strategies: Treating a Documented Infection
   Candida Infections
   Aspergillus Infections

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Course Number: V035D

This CME Expires on July 1, 2005; no tests will be accepted after this date.

This course is accredited by The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Center for Continuing Education and The International Immunocompromised Host Society

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