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Revision and Update of the Consensus Definitions of Invasive Fungal Disease From the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer and the Mycoses Study Group Education and Research Consortium

J Peter Donnelly, Sharon C Chen, Carol A Kauffman, William J Steinbach, John W Baddley, Paul E Verweij, Cornelius J Clancy, John R Wingard, Shawn R Lockhart, Andreas H Groll, Tania C Sorrell, Matteo Bassetti, Hamdi Akan, Barbara D Alexander, David Andes, Elie Azoulay, Ralf Bialek, Robert W Bradsher, Stephane Bretagne, Thierry Calandra Show all

Clinical Infectious Diseases | OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Invasive fungal diseases (IFDs) remain important causes of morbidity and mortality. The consensus definitions of the Infectious Diseases Group of the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer and the Mycoses Study Group have been of immense value to researchers who conduct clinical trials of antifungals, assess diagnostic tests, and undertake epidemiologic studies. However, their utility has not extended beyond patients with cancer or recipients of stem cell or solid organ transplants. With newer diagnostic techniques available, it was clear that an update of these definitions was essential. METHODS: To achieve this, 10 working groups looked closely at imaging, l..

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