These conditions constitute the second leading cause of infection-related mortality in the ICU.
Infected individuals usually require hospitalization and may be treated with a number of antibiotics.
Pharmacists can assist in early identification, antimicrobial selection and dosing, and monitoring of response.
Aspergillosis, which is most commonly observed in immunocompromised persons, is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in this population, with mortality rates as high as 90%.
Genital herpes is a major public-health concern because of its recurrent nature, its ability to be transmitted asymptomatically, and its potential for complications.
Two new IV antibiotics that act against multidrug-resistant bacteria are welcome additions to pharmacologic therapy.