increasing fungal isolation from clinical specimens: experience in a university hospital over a decade.the local patterns of fungal isolates were studied by a retrospective analysis of fungal species isolated from clinical specimens in a university hospital in jerusalem. between 1984 and 1993, 5630 fungi [4071 patient unique isolates (pui)] were isolated and identified. during the study decade, the annual incidence of all isolates increased 2.7-fold, and pui increased 1.6-fold. candida albicans accounted for 61% of pui; urine was the source of 53%. the intensive care units (icus) and the bone mar ...19979093917
a population-based study of toenail onychomycosis in israeli children.onychomycosis is widespread in the adult population, but considered to be rare in children. a number of studies in recent years show a rise in the prevalence of toenail onychomycosis in children. of these, only a few were population-based. here, we present a comprehensive cross-sectional population-based survey of toenail onychomycosis in primary school children in israel. the survey included 1148 children, 598 boys, and 550 girls aged 5 to 14 from primary schools in the jerusalem vicinity. each ...200919250420
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