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Neonatal septicaemia in a premature infant due to Candida dubliniensis.
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PMID:  18974498     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Candida dubliniensis is a recently described species that shares many features with Candida albicans. There are very few reports of isolation of this species from bloodstream in adults and paediatric population. Here we report a case of neonatal septicaemia produced by C. dubliniensis in a premature infant admitted to neonatal intensive care unit. The preterm male neonate with a gestational age of 30 weeks and a birth weight of 1.2 kg presented with respiratory distress syndrome for which mechanical ventilation was provided. In spite of receiving antibiotics, the patient developed fever. C.dubliniensis was repeatedly isolated from the blood culture of the patient collected aseptically from different sites. The patient was successfully treated with amphotericin B.
V P Baradkar; M Mathur; S Kumar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of medical microbiology     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0255-0857     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Med Microbiol     Publication Date:    2008 Oct-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-10-31     Completed Date:  2009-01-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8700903     Medline TA:  Indian J Med Microbiol     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  382-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Microbiology, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College and General Hospital Sion, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
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MeSH Terms
Amphotericin B / therapeutic use
Antifungal Agents / therapeutic use
Candida / classification,  isolation & purification
Candidiasis / drug therapy,  microbiology*
Fungemia / drug therapy,  microbiology*
Gestational Age
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature
Infant, Premature, Diseases / drug therapy,  microbiology*
Intensive Care Units, Neonatal
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antifungal Agents; 1397-89-3/Amphotericin B

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