Candida Bloodstream Infections Among Persons with Injection Drug Use --- Denver Metropolitan Area, Colorado, 2017--2018

Candidemia, a bloodstream infection caused by Candida species, is typically considered a health care-associated infection, with known risk factors including the presence of a central venous catheter, receipt of total parenteral nutrition or broad-spectrum antibiotics, recent abdominal surgery, admission to an intensive care unit, and prolonged hospitalization.

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