27-year-old male admitted after developing fever and increased white blood cell count during hemodialysis.
This high-risk, immunocompromised patient was initially treated with broad-spectrum antimicrobials. When he developed septic shock, micafungin was initiated immediately as candidemia accounts for 3-10% of all septic shock and each hour delay in instituting an active antimicrobial reduces survival in both septic shock and candidemia. Ideally, T2Candida would have been collected prior to giving micafungin. However, testing after antifungal dosing retains value because T2Candida positivity is significantly less likely to be impacted by treatment than are blood culture results.
An 86 year old patient presented with fevers and lethargy for one week.
This case highlights not only the benefit of rapid species identification with the T2Bacteria Panel but also the Panel’s ability to prevent therapy that is not necessary as well as to detect the causative organisms that blood cultures may not due to infection localized within an abscess.
An 82-year-old patient presented in the emergency department with a fever.
This case highlights not only the benefit of rapid species identification with the T2Bacteria Panel but also the Panel’s ability to detect the causative organisms when blood culture does not.
According to the CDC, of the 154 million prescriptions for antibiotics written in doctors' offices and emergency departments each year, 30% are unnecessary.12
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