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For hospitalized patients with fungal infections, specialists save lives

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Infectious disease physicians cut death rates by 20%.

Bloodstream infections caused by the fungus Candida are among the most common and deadly infections in hospitals, with 25,000 such cases seen annually in the U.S. – mostly in people originally hospitalized for other reasons. About 40% to 45% of people with Candida in their blood die of the infection.