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Congenital candidiasis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18947006     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Congenital candidiasis presents with a variety of clinical features. We report two neonates with congenital candidiasis characterized by diffuse erythematous papules associated with pneumonia and respiratory distress. Candida pseudohyphae were identifiable in skin scrapings. Systemic cultures were negative, but urine and sputum cultures grew Candida albicans. After prompt systemic antifungal therapy, the infants were discharged from hospital with no overt complications. This report highlights the presence of characteristic skin lesions associated with candidal infection, occurring within 24 hours of birth. This is an important observation which could help in the early diagnosis of congenital candidal infection.
Shwu-Meei Wang; Chyong-Hsin Hsu; Jui-Hsing Chang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatrics and neonatology     Volume:  49     ISSN:  1875-9572     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2008 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-10-24     Completed Date:  2008-11-13     Revised Date:  2009-02-23    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101484755     Medline TA:  Pediatr Neonatol     Country:  Singapore    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  94-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.
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MeSH Terms
Candida albicans / isolation & purification
Candidiasis / congenital*,  diagnosis
Erythema / etiology
Infant, Newborn

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