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Candida krusei infection presenting as a right ventricular mass in a two month old Infant.
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PMID:  20808635     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The prevalence of fungal infections in newborns and small infants is on the rise consequent to the improved care and survival of preterm babies. Most of these premature infants are immunocompromised and subjected to invasive monitoring and therapy in neonatal intensive care units making them susceptible to nosocomial infections. We report a rare case of right ventricular mass secondary to candida krusei infection which was excised surgically. This article reemphasizes the importance of stringent aseptic practices in neonatal intensive care units to prevent nosocomial infections and the early use of echocardiography in neonates presenting with atypical unexplained symptoms to hasten diagnosis and facilitate timely intervention.
Authors:
Suresh V Patted; Prabhu C Halkati; Suresh T Yavagal; Ravikant Patil
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of pediatric cardiology     Volume:  2     ISSN:  0974-5149     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Pediatr Cardiol     Publication Date:  2009 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-02     Completed Date:  2011-07-14     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101495459     Medline TA:  Ann Pediatr Cardiol     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  170-2     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Cardiology, KLE University J N Medical College, Belgaum, Karnataka, India.
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