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Inappropriate Use of Antifungal Medications in a Tertiary Care Center in Thailand: A Prospective Study

  • Apisada Sutepvarnon (a1), Anucha Apisarnthanarak (a1), Bernard Camins (a2), Kristin Mondy (a2) and Victoria J. Fraser (a2)...


The incidence and factors associated with inappropriate use of antifungal medications were studied in a Thai tertiary care center. The incidence of inappropriate antifungal use was 74% (in 42 of 57 patients). Isolation of Candida species from urine (P = .004) was a risk factor, whereas receipt of an infectious diseases consultation (P = .004) was protective.


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Division of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Thammasart University Hospital, Pratumthani, Thailand12120 (


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