Clinical Significance of Smear or Culture Positive for Candida Spp. From Sputum Three Times a Week
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00537888
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified July 2009 by Capital Medical University. Recruitment status was: Recruiting
The definition of pulmonary candidiasis is still unclear.In China, isolation of candida spp. form sputum twice or three times a week has been regarded as the microbiological evidence of pulmonary candidiasis. The investigators hypothesize that patients who present respiratory symptoms and lung infiltrates together with smear of culture positive for candida spp. from sputum three times a week can not be diagnosed as pulmonary candidiasis.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
14 Years to 85 Years (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Lung infiltrates together with at least one of the following symptoms:cough, sputum, dyspnea with or without fever
smear or culture positive for candida spp. from sputum
Hypersensitivity to fluconazole
Isolated candida was non-sensitive to fluconazole
Severe liver or renal diseases who can not tolerate fluconazole treatment
With at least one of the following high risk factors:organ transplantation, neutropenia>10ds, long term glucocorticoids therapy(equal to prednisone 30mg/d longer than 2 weeks), immunosuppressive therapy within 30ds, AIDS
With one of the microbiological evidence:isolation of candida spp. from blood or other kinds of sterile site(not including urine), filamentous fungi isolated from sputum or BALF, cryptococcus isolated from sputum or CSF, galactomannan antigen positive twice for blood