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Fungal endocarditis in premature infants: case report and review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8838198     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Fungal endocarditis in premature infants has rarely been reported; only 16 cases have been described. We present a fatal case of endocarditis due to Candida albicans in a patient requiring neonatal intensive care and parenteral nutrition via a central venous catheter; there were no preexisting pathological abnormalities. The patient had sepsis with multisystem organ failure, resulting in death. A postmortem examination was performed, and the most important findings are presented. The literature on fungal endocarditis in premature infants is reviewed as well.
Authors:
E Mayayo; J Moralejo; J Camps; J Guarro
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1058-4838     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Infect. Dis.     Publication Date:  1996 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-12-03     Completed Date:  1996-12-03     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9203213     Medline TA:  Clin Infect Dis     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  366-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Unitat de Microbiologia, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Antifungal Agents / therapeutic use
Candidiasis* / drug therapy
Endocarditis / drug therapy
Fatal Outcome
Humans
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature
Infant, Premature, Diseases* / drug therapy
Male
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antifungal Agents

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